Born in Chihuahua, Mexico, Liliana Saldaña is a former ballerina, choreographer, actress, stage director, cultural promoter and advisor at different European art festivals. Her dancing career begins at age 7 and later she works for different dance companies in Mexico City.
Liliana has a degree in Perfoming Arts from the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where she reinforces her studies in improvisation alongside Arianne Mnouchkine.
In 1988, she moves to Germany and becomes part of different artistic companies. In 1994, she is invited as a soloist ballerina at the Bremen´s State Theatre under the direction of Hans Kresnik, becoming the first Mexican to obtain a contract with a German State Theatre. The “Berliner Festspiele Theatertreffen” Festival gives her an award for “best interpretation” in her role as Frida Kahlo.
In 1994, she is based in Berlin and the Volksbühne am Rosa Luxemburg Platz Theatre hires her as a soloist ballerina and actress under the direction of Hans Kresnik and works alongside Frank Castorf, Christoph Marthaler and Penelope Wehrli.
As an actress and professional dancer, she tours internationally in Europe, Asia and Latin America making cinema and television appearances, and directing different theater plays at the “Fehler des Todes” Theatre in Berlin.
In 2000, she becomes an advisor for the German Goethe Institute and the House of World Cultures in Berlin.
From 2001 to 2003, she is appointed Cultural Attache at the Mexican Embassy in Germany where she is in charge of the planning and execution of the “MEXartes-berlin.de” Festival; festival without precedents between Mexico and Germany, among other cultural projects.
From 2004 to 2013, she works as a Coordinator of the Cultural Venues at the National University of Mexico, UNAM. There, she is entrusted with remodeling twelve different cultural buildings.
In preceding years, she is invited to represent Mexico as a jury and speaker at different international festivals throughout Europe and Latin America.
In 2014, she receives an award for her outstanding role and contributions as a woman in the cultural field.
Since November 2014 she is in charge of the Management of the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, the most important cultural and artistic venue in Mexico.