About Mariana Sobral

Founder & Artistic Director


Mariana Sobral began her study of ballet as a student of the "Escuela Nacional de Danzas" in Argentina. Later, she attended the University of Buenos Aires where she studied Dance in the newly created Performing Arts program. Her performance experience includes participating as a Principal Dancer and as a Soloist in many traditional classical, and contemporary ballet works like "Giselle”, "The Sleeping Beauty", "Coppelia”, “La Bayadere”, and “Who Cares?” among many others. 

Over the years Mariana developed Ballet programs and created award-winning choreographies for many studios in the Bay Area, California. At Dance Attack (as their Ballet Mistress) she created the ballet syllabus used today in both locations, developed their Pre-Pointe assessment program, and choreographed pieces for their Performing Companies. She also taught ballet and directed students of all ages and experience levels for Ballet San Jose School (now New Ballet School), Bay Area Dance School, Santa Clara Ballet, South Bay Dance Center, Pacific Ballet Academy, Peninsula Ballet Theater,  and San Jose State University to name a few.

In 2017 Mariana partnered with recording artist Mario Spinetti and co-founded “Muse”, the first company in the world dedicated to musicality training for dancers.

Her choreographic work has been seen in San Francisco as part of the RAW Artist residence at SAFEhouse Arts, San Francisco Arts Movement, The DanceWright Project, and also in Regional, National, and International competitions where they earned her many choreography awards.

Mariana's choreographic style has been described as "an ethereal movement with a strong ballet influence" as well as "musical and moving". "She is a storyteller that likes to bring human emotions into her narrative".

In 2018 she started her own dance company, eMotion Arts Dance Co. with the mission of spreading a message of Oneness, Awareness, and Connection through Dance.