Photo: Andreas Schlager
Portuguese born Liliana Barros is an Independent dancer and choreographer, based in Germany. Graduated with BA in dance at CODARTS, in the Netherlands, she has danced professionally with companies such as Compagnia Zappalá Danza, Pretty Ugly Tanz Köln, under direction of Amanda Miller, Saarländisches Staatsballett and Compagnie Marie Chouinard, in Montreal.
She has performed both existing works and creations by Marguerite Donlon, Amanda Miller, Roberto Zappalá, Itzik Galili, Stephan Thoss, Marco Goecke, Marie Chouinard, Kurt Joss, Stijn Celis, Johan Inger, Jiří Kylián, Alexander Ekman and others. 2011, Liliana has received the Sponsor Club Preis an Award for Best Dancer, for her outstanding performance in Le Sacre du Printemps, by Marguerite Donlon.
As an independent choreographer, Liliana has created several commissioned work for companies like NationalTheater Mannheim (GAIA, 2019) , Saarländisches Staatsballett (My name is Legion, 2017) and Staatstheater Braunschweig (Funkelfuchs, 2018), Gauthier Dance (In Tandem, 2021) and MiR Dance Company ( Panorama, 2021). In the season 2021-22 Liliana is working on new creations for Dance Company Theater Osnabrück and NDT 2.
Her solo work, NERVURE, has won several prizes and has been invited to many international Festivals. Liliana has been supported by the state of Niedersachsen and different German foundations for her independent productions such MEMORABILIA as well as her current production TECHNO FAUNA.
Her creation for NDT 2 during Up & Coming Choreographers in 2022 marks Liliana’s debut with the company.