Corps de Ballet
Born in Curitiba, Brazil, Nayara Lopes started dancing at age 6 and trained at the School of Theatre Dance Guaira in Brazil and American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in New York City.
Following her early training, she joined Orlando Ballet II in 2010, where she performed roles in Carmen, Giselle and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In 2011, she joined The National Ballet of Canada as an Apprentice where she performed in many full-length ballets including The Nutcracker, Giselle, La Fille mal Gardee and Alice in Wonderland.
Ms. Lopes also competed in ballet competitions such as the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP)- finals (New York, NY) where she received the Mary Day Special Award and the YAGP- Regionals (Columbia, SC) where she was the Grand Prix Winner in 2011.
She has worked with choreographers including Christopher Wheeldon, James Kudelka, Lindsay Fischer, Robert Hill, Raymond Lukens and Jessica Lang. Additional roles include Kitri in Don Quixote Dream Scene, Allegro Brillante, Black Swan and the Sleeping Beauty Pas de Deux. She joined Dance Theatre of Harlem in 2015.
Ms. Lopes joined Pennsylvania Ballet for the 2016/2017 season as a member of the Corps de Ballet.