Fernanda Oliveira

Fernanda Oliveira trained at the Escola Estadual de Danca Maria Olenewa in her hometown of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and The Washington School of Ballet in Washington, DC. Upon graduating, she joined The Washington Ballet Studio Company under the direction of Septime Webre, where she had the honor of performing many classics and contemporary masterpieces at the Kennedy Center. Since joining Colorado Ballet, she has performed in works by Balanchine, Antony Tudor, Twyla Tharp and Val Caniparoli, among others. Fernanda has also presented her own choreography with the Colorado Ballet, the ballets Saudade (2017) and All Strings Attached (2018), for Colorado Ballet’s Attitude on Santa Fe program.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Dance training and awards:
Escola Estadual de Danca Maria Olenewa
The Washington School of Ballet under full scholarship under Kee Juan Han, Carlos Varcárcel and Vladimir Djouloukhadze
Won third prize in the regionals of the Youth America Grand Prix

Joined Colorado Ballet:
2014, 2016

Selected roles and ballets:
George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco
George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes
George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations
George Balanchine’s Who Cares?
Val Caniparoli’s In Pieces
Anthony Tudor’s Pillar of Fire
Twyla Tharp’s Brief Fling
Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove
Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June Suite
Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Michael Pink’s Dracula
Bird in Brian Reeder’s Peter and the Wolf
Doll, Arabian, Dew Drop in The Nutcracker
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 is in control, is perfectly poised, and […] lets the entire audience know she was born to perform.”

Photos: Fernanda Oliveira and Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson, Artists of Colorado Ballet by Sue Daniels Photography, Fernanda Oliveira and Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson 

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