Marianna Nehoda was born in the Ukraine and comes from a family of professional musicians. After graduation from the State Academic Conservatory of Lvov, Ukraine, she continued her career as a piano soloist and accompanist with a chamber group. She performed in numerous competitions throughout the former Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary and Bulgaria. During this time, she received an honorary title, “Accompanist of Hi-Level Category.” Since 1997 she has performed throughout West Europe, USA and Mexico as a piano soloist, accompanist and with chamber groups. Marianna also performs with her husband, an acclaimed bfallet dancer. Marianna continues performing, teaching and is a ballet class accompanist. She has accompanied many master classes for famous ballet masters. In August 2008 she was invited to Sapporo, Japan as accompanist for“Japan Grand Prix”competition. Marianna is currently a principal pianist with the California Ballet Company, and a piano accompanist at USCD. She is also a member of “California Chamber Orchestra”.