Luciana Gallo

Luciana Gallo, DMA

Instructor of Cello
Maria Gallo


Argentinean cellist Luciana Gallo is an avid performer and teacher currently based in Reno, Nevada. Her international career has taken her to perform in Argentina, United States, Canada, Brazil and Switzerland.

She is a cello instructor at the University of Nevada Reno, a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and a cellist of the Oracle Piano Quartet. In addition, Gallo is a third-generation pilates instructor, specializing in movement education for musicians. She is a pioneer in the field of pilates for musicians, helping musicians improve awareness, biomechanics and reduce the risk of injuries. She founded and currently teaches a wellness program developed specifically for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, the first of its kind in the country. She also created a pilates for musicians class at Purely Pilates studio, in Reno, Nevada, where she works with musicians from the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra.

Gallo has presented pilates for musicians workshops at the University of Nevada Reno, the Oracle Chamber Music Festival, “Universidad Provincial de Cordoba” (Argentina), Arizona State University, University of Arizona, the Tucson Cello Congress, the Paul Rolland String Pedagogy Conference and the Oracle Chamber Music Festival, among others.

She obtained her doctorate in cello performance from Arizona State University, where she was a teaching assistant to Thomas Landschoot. Her doctoral dissertation was about integrating pilates for string musicians in the university curriculum. She obtained her master of music at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she was a member of the Nightingale String Quartet and a teaching assistant to Dmitri Atapine, Ph.D.. She is fully certified in Pilates by Balanced Body University and the Pilates Sports Center.


  • Doctor of Musical Arts, cello performance, Arizona State University, 2017
  • Master of Music, cello performance and orchestra career studies, University of Nevada Reno, 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts, cello performance, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, 2009