Hello! I’m Mariana

Pianist & Filmmaker

I am a Spanish pianist, composer, filmmaker, and performer based in Gothenburg, Sweden. I grew up studying music & dance and this is shown in my interest in inter-relating both fields. After finishing the superior studies of piano and dance, I started to work on the connections between music and different arts. 

For the last twelve years, I have specialized in playing for dance classes and creating music & dance films.

Currently, I’m also working on creating online courses for pianists. More information coming soon…



The world of dance needs more musicians like Mariana Palacios.

David Yoken, composer & musician


Mariana is a passionate and creative pianist. Her interest in dance as an art form and its correspondence with the music is extremely noticeable and sensed during the dance class.

 Israel Aloni, independent choreographer & co-director of ilDance


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

Media & Credentials

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Degree Project

Degree Project:

The Piano Music In The Ballet Class.

How can the pianist “talk” to the dancers?

Read the whole project here. Download it here.

Featured in Music Management for Dance (MMD)

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Article about the film '4' (in Spanish)

You can read the article online here.

Interview for Diario Alto Aragon (in Spanish)

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Interview for Pirineo Aragonés (in Spanish)

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