Mariana is 14 years old and is a freshman at Mechanicsburg High School. She has been playing the violin since she was four. She also plays keys in the youth worship team.
She likes to act, sing, and dance. Mariana has her eyes set on musical theatre as a career. Her first stage performance was as Molly in "Annie" at Oyster Mill Playhouse (Camp Hill, PA) when she was 8 years old. Since then she has been seen at Sight and Sound Theatre in "Daniel" and 2 Christmas seasons in "Home Sweet Home for Christmas" at Hershey Park. Favorite roles include Sad Girl in "Bye, Bye Birdie," 3 Christmas shows at Allenberry Playhouse, Snoopy in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and most recently Brigitta in "The Sound of Music." She is currently rehearsing as Penny in "Hairspray" at the Jewish Community Center in Harrisburg.