Liana was born in Sweden. She studied at the Drama Centre and then became the assistant to the founder of the Drama Centre Dr Yat Malmgren, in the Laban analysis of character movement. Liana studied classical ballet at the Royal Academy in Sweden and the Martha Graham Technique at the London School of Contemporary Dance (The Place). She is a vanguard figure of physical theatre, having performed with various dance theatre/physical theatre companies all over Europe.
While living in Brazil, she devised and gave workshops, worked for the British Council, the universities of Sao Paulo and Campinhas and performed with Brazil’s leading dance company Cisne Negro. She gives workshops in Movement and Analysis of Movement all over Europe and beyond.
As a Movement Director in the theatre she has extensive experience working with numerous directors in a varied repertoire: classical, contemporary, farce and beyond. As a Movement Specialist, she coaches actors in both TV and Film – most recently, Sennentuntchi (Kontra Production), Pedaleur de Charme (Maigimax Production) and Clash of the Titans (2009) with Liam Neeson.
Liana is a lecturer at CSM, College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts, lecturing across the MA and BA courses. She is Head of Movement at the Drama Centre.