Marianna Varviani was born in Athens, Greece. She has worked in Greece, U.K., Brazil, and U.S.A. as a theater-maker, actress, movement director, choreographer, dancer and educator.
Marianna graduated from East15 Drama School/University of Essex in Contemporary theatre in 2007. She is a UCLA Fellow on the Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, in the Master of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography program.
She has trained with, amongst others: Augusto Boal, Patricia Apergy, Hofesh Shechter Company, Akram Khan, Fighting Monkey, Nama theatre group, Song of the goat, Para-Active, Yumiko Yoshioka, Maxine Doyle.
She has collaborated in productions with, amongst others: Brian Astbury, Uri Roodner, Ken Cambel, Ian Morgan, Tobby Clarke, Patari Project, Stella Spyrou, Murto Delimichali, ‘Ohi Paizoume’, Kelly Sarri, Karina Lopez, Erin Cooney.
She has co-founded Ha! Theatre Ensemble where she has produced, devised, and performed at: ‘Star-trip’, ’The age of the Woodcock', ‘Colorful Water’ and ‘Super Sweet Pergamond’.
Marianna found Selcouth in 2016. She has choreographed and produced ‘Vortex’, ‘Ahtikos_ a dance of liberation’ and ‘Phoenix_ rising from the ashes’.