Walk confidently in the ballet studio and inspire dancers with your music.

Imagine a world where pianists always have access to references that help them feel supported and led as they play for ballet classes.

Walk confidently in the ballet studio and inspire dancers with your music.

Imagine a world where pianists always have access to references that help them feel supported and led as they play for ballet classes.

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The world of dance needs more musicians like Mariana Palacios.

– David Yoken, composer & musician

AS SEEN IN:

The world of dance needs more musicians like Mariana Palacios.

– David Yoken, composer & musician

The Ballet Pianist  Course

Learn to play the piano for ballet classes and understand the structure and characteristics of a varied musical repertoire. Combine that with learning a variety of musical styles for ballet classes, and you’re ready to thrill dancers with your unique creativity!

Scores for Piano Classes

In order to play for ballet classes, I created a selection of piano scores: take a look at these 22 exercises and combinations, from Plié to Grand Allegro.
These music scores are available to download in a printable PDF format. After purchase, your zipped PDF files will be immediately available to download.

The Ballet Pianist  Course

Learn to play the piano for ballet classes and understand the structure and characteristics of a varied musical repertoire. Combine that with learning a variety of musical styles for ballet classes, and you’re ready to thrill dancers with your unique creativity!

Scores for Piano Classes

In order to play for ballet classes, I created a selection of piano scores: take a look at these 22 exercises and combinations, from Plié to Grand Allegro.
These music scores are available to download in a printable PDF format. After purchase, your zipped PDF files will be immediately available to download.

Mariana’s curiosity and knowledge of playing for dance make every movement in the dance studio like a performance.

– Monica Milocco, Artistic director at Regionteater Väst Dance

Hola, I’m Mariana!

Born and raised in Spain, in 2006 I completed my advanced studies in piano performance and contemporary music at the prestigious conservatory Musikene (Spain), when I began to focus my work on the intersection of music and other arts.

I’ve always been fascinated by the research and detailing of the collaborative pianist in dance, which is why I trained with renowned ballet pianists.

My theoretical knowledge is now combined with my experience playing for worldwide dance institutions, my fascination with different cultures, and my desire to live an authentic life.

I envision a world where pianists have access to references that can help them feel supported and led as they play for ballet classes.

I invite you to browse this website to learn how I use tried-and-true approaches in playing the piano for dance and ballet classes, while also making room for exploration, spontaneity, and joy. I promise it’s filled with juicy resources on how you can also improve your experience as a ballet pianist!

Hola, I’m Mariana!

Born and raised in Spain, in 2006 I completed my advanced studies in piano performance and contemporary music at the prestigious conservatory Musikene (Spain), when I began to focus my work on the intersection of music and other arts.

I’ve always been fascinated by the research and detailing of the collaborative pianist in dance, which is why I trained with renowned ballet pianists.

My theoretical knowledge is now combined with my experience playing for worldwide dance institutions, my fascination with different cultures, and my desire to live an authentic life.

I envision a world where pianists have access to references that can help them feel supported and led as they play for ballet classes.

I invite you to browse this website to learn how I use tried-and-true approaches in playing the piano for dance and ballet classes, while also making room for exploration, spontaneity, and joy. I promise it’s filled with juicy resources on how you can also improve your experience as a ballet pianist!

Mariana has been the perfect introduction I needed to the world of dance accompaniment. Thanks to her, I managed to pass the tests that allowed me to work as a dance accompanying pianist.

– Pablo Pino Falcón – Pianist at the Conservatorio Profesional de Danza (Murcia, Spain)

My Master Degree in Music Theory

How can the pianist make the music “speak” to the ballet dancers? What effect may the pianist have on the relationship between the dancers and the music?

Because the pianist’s function is so influential during the dance class, in 2014 I researched the characteristics and requirements of piano music in the ballet class in my master’s degree in music theory at the Academy of Music and Drama (Gothenburg, Sweden).  I concretized my research through the study of many stylistic, musical, and pianistic materials in the construction of my own compositions for a basic ballet lesson.

My Master Degree in Music Theory

How can the pianist make the music “speak” to the ballet dancers? What effect may the pianist have on the relationship between the dancers and the music?

Because the pianist’s function is so influential during the dance class, in 2014 I researched the characteristics and requirements of piano music in the ballet class in my master’s degree in music theory at the Academy of Music and Drama (Gothenburg, Sweden).  I concretized my research through the study of many stylistic, musical, and pianistic materials in the construction of my own compositions for a basic ballet lesson.

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