Fernanda Oliveira

Fernanda Oliveira trained at the Escola Estadual de Danca Maria Olenewa in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro and at the Washington School of Ballet in Washington, DC. Ms. Oliveira started her dance career with the Washington Ballet as a Studio Company member before joining Colorado Ballet in 2014. She has had the honor to perform masterpieces on stages such as the Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, her repertoire including works by George Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Twyla Tharp, Val Caniparoli, Septime Webre, Clark Tippet, Michael Pink, Trey McIntyre, among others. She has also presented her own choreography with the Colorado Ballet (Saudade, 2017 and All Strings Attached, 2018) for the company's Attitude on Santa Fe program, and has been commissioned to choreograph for Avant Chambers Ballet's Women's Choreography Project (Homebound, 2019) and for the main stage performance at the 2019 Evergreen Music Festival. Ms. Oliveira is also a part-time instructor with the Colorado Ballet Academy.

Hometown:
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dance training and awards:
Escola Estadual de Danca Maria Olenewa
The Washington School of Ballet
Third prize recipient at Youth America Grand Prix regionals

Joined Colorado Ballet:
2014, 2016

Selected roles and ballets:
Flower girl, Mercedes and Queen of the Dryads in Don Quixote
Diamond Fairy, Temperament Fairy and Generosity Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty
Arabian and Dew Drop in The Nutcracker
George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco
George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes
George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations
George Balanchine’s Who Cares?
Russian Corps in George Balanchine's Serenade
Popcorn Girl in Septime Webre's The Wizard of Oz
Third pas de deux in Val Caniparoli’s In Pieces
Anthony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire
Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling
Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove 
Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June Suite
Michael Pink’s Dracula
Bird in Brian Reeder’s Peter and the Wolf
The lead in Septime Webre’s Sympathique

More about Fernanda:
After performing the lead in Septime Webre’s Sympathique, she received honorable mention in the DC Metro Theater Arts’ review as, “a commanding presence […], she lets the entire audience know she was born to perform.”

Photos: Fernanda Oliveira in Don Quixote by Mike Watson, Fernanda Oliveira in The Nutcracker by Mike Watson, Fernanda Oliveira and Nicolas Pelletier in The Nutcracker by Mike Watson, Fernanda Oliveira by Allen Birnbach, Fernanda Oliveira in Sleeping Beauty by David Andrews.

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