Marco Berriel started his career as a dancer with Maurice Béjart's Ballet du XXe Siècle and the Spanish Compañia Nacional de Danza. He also worked as a guest artist for various ballet companies. A pioneer of the flamenco fusion style, he became a choreographer for artists such as Lola Greco, Joaquin Cortes, Merche Esmeralda and Carmen Cortés. In opera, he worked as a choreographer and director with such conductors as Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta and William Christie. Together with directors such as Pier Luigi Pizzi, Yannis Kokkos, Giancarlo Del Monaco, Herbert Wernicke and Robert Carsen on, among others, Carmen, Die Sieben Todsünden, Turandot, Salome and Iphigénie and Aulide.