Mariana is a multicultural performer and artist, born in Colombia and raised in Montreal. Her unique ability to traverse from one culture to another allows her to perform in French, English, Spanish and Italian while maintaining each of their distinct cultural nuances. As part of the Alyra team, Mariana organizes trips to Europe and Colombia.
At the age of 14, she confirmed her passion for the stage while acting in an Italian Commedia dell’arte production. Over the past nine years, she has further explored her passion for Italian culture by partaking in a theatre festival in Puglia and enrolling in an intensive workshop in Commedia dell’arte production in Florence.
At the age of 17 she portrayed Cunégonde in an adaptation of Voltaire’s Candide while visiting her native country —a production which the French embassy of Colombia later invited to have reproduced for the French cultural week in Bogota.
More recently, in 2011, through an exchange with the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts (NACTA) in Beijing, she completed her diploma requirements and was awarded a Bachelor with Distinction in Theater Performance through Concordia
Since completing her degree at Concordia, Mariana has acted in various plays, namely with Geordie Productions, with whom she performed as part of an eight month tour across eastern Canada and the United States. She has also acted in numerous short
and independent films, as well as begun an extensive journey in training and education for performance with some of Montreal’s best coaches.
For Mariana, there is a specific way of traveling that allows for a true discovery of a country’s inhabitants. It is thus with great enthusiasm that Mariana took up the challenge to become an Alyra CO. She looks forward to creating unforgettable experiences for the travelers she accompanies, whether in Europe or Colombia!