Maria Olga Palliani was born in Italy in 1981. After completing her dance studies at the Maison de la Danse and later at the London Contemporary Dance School, she started to work with different choreographers and dance companies around Europe. In Italy she collaborated several times in projects with the Dance Theater Company Oplas. She also participated with them in the most important dance festivals in Europe. In Belgium and England Maria danced for the Retina Dance Company and Bare Bones Dance Company. From 2006 to 2009 she was a dancer for the Dance Company of the Theatre St. Gallen, in Switzerland. In the years 2009, 2010 and 2011 she took part as a dancer in SIWIC, Swiss international training course for choreographers. Since 2009 she danced also in several Tom Dale Company's productions in London. In several dance schools between Italy and England Maria deepened and also experienced her teaching skills of dance and choreography.
In 2015 Maria Olga Palliani took part in the choreographic residence with Nunzio Impellizzeri at Zurich Tanzhaus. Since then she is member of the Nunzio Impellizzeri Dance Company.