Portuguese born Liliana Barros is an Independent  dancer and choreographer, based in Germany. 


She studied at BALLETEATRO Escola Professional and at the Classical Ballet school Pirmin Treku, in Oporto, and graduated with BA in dance at Rotterdam Dance Academy, CODARTS.  As a dancer she has worked professionally with companies such as Compagnia Zappalá Danza, in Sicily, under direction of Roberto Zappalá, Pretty Ugly Tanz Köln, under direction of Amanda Miller,  Ballett des Saarländisches Staatstheater, in Germany, under direction of Marguerite Donlon and later Stijn Celis and Compagnie Marie Chouinard, in Montreal.

She has performed both existing works and creations  by Marguerite Donlon, Amanda Miller, Roberto Zapplá,  Itzik Galili, Stephan Thoss, Marco Goecke,  Marie Chouinard,  Kurt Joss, Stijn Celis, Johan Inger,  Jiri Kylian,  Alexander Ekman and others.

 In 2011, she has received the Sponsor Club Preis an Award for Best Dancer, for her outstanding performance in Le Sacre du Printemps, by Marguerite Donlon.

She has created several works for the ensemble of the Ballet des Saarländisches Staatstheaters such as: ILhektra, Persona, Claritas, Garden of Delight, Menagerie, Sentimental Animals and Collider/Vainglory, within a early young choreographers production.

Besides  creating her work, she’s also teaching in several companies. Liliana is a certified GYROTONIC© trainer.


Today as an independent Choreographer she has created several commissioned work for theaters and companies like Ballet des Saarländisches Staatstheaters, My Name is Legion was premiered on the 18th of February 2017. For Junges Staatstheater Braunschweig, FUNKELFUCHS. For the Dance Ensemble of National Theater of Mannheim, GAIA.

NERVURE, a very acclaimed solo work and an independent production, has won two prizes at SOLOCOREOGRAFICO Dance Show case in Torino and has won Best Performance award Copenhagen International Choreography Competition.

NERVURE has been invited to Frankfurt, to  the Lucky Trimmer  Festival at Sophiensaelle in Berlin, to TanzOFFensive Festival at Commedia Futura, in Hannover  and to DanceWaves Festival in Cyprus. NERVURE has also been presented in Dock11,  in Berlin, in a Double bill with the most recent solo PANTERA.

NERVURE  has also toured to Taiwan and Malasya in 2019.

Liliana has been supported by the state and city of Niedersachsen for her latest independent production MEMORABILIA.


In Theater, she has also designed the stage and costumes for the theater production FaustKampft, a monologue after Goethe, premiered at Sparte4 , Saarländisches Staatsheater  in 2012.

In 2017, she has collaborated, as a choreographer, with the theater director Christopher Hanninger for the theater production “Allons, Enfants”. 

Liliana  collaborated , as performer and assistant with the theater director Marta Górnicka for the  production at Münchener Kammerspieler JEDEM das SEINE. 

For the Opera, Liliana has also collaborated as a choreographer with the director and stage designer  Ben Baur for La Boheme, at the Staatstheater Braunschweig.