Liana Kleinman is a dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker from Los Angeles, CA. She received her BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College with minors in Biology and Chemistry. She has performed works by Merce Cunningham, Helder Seabra, Andrea Miller and Ronald K. Brown. In addition to her work with RyderDance, Liana is currently a company member with Soluq Dance Theater, The Movement Playground, and Christina Noel and the Creature. In 2019, she was invited to The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity's residency, Preparing the Ground, under the direction of Medhi Walerski and Pierre Pontvianne, and curated by Emily Molnar. As a filmmaker, Liana was honored to work as the video documentation intern at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016, filming works for companies such as Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, ARIAS Company, and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.