Fernanda Oliveira

Fernanda Oliveira, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, trained at the Escola Estadual de Danca Maria Olenewa in her hometown and was later awarded a full scholarship to The Washington School of Ballet. While still a student at TWSB, Fernanda won the third prize in the regionals of the Youth America Grand Prix and was invited to perform in Miami Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker, in the role of Dew Drop. Upon graduating, she joined The Washington Ballet under Septime Webre as a Studio Company member. She joined Colorado Ballet in 2014 and again in 2016.

Hometown:
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:
Le Corsaire
Giselle
George Balanchine’s Concerto Barocco
George Balanchine’s Stars and Stripes
George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations
George Balanchine’s Who Cares?
Twyla Tharp’s Push Comes to Shove
Trey McIntyre’s Blue Until June Suite
Clark Tippet’s Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1
Bird in Brian Reeder’s Peter and the Wolf
Doll and 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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