Maria Clara Coelho began ballet training in 2007 under the direction of Ana Palmieri and Romulo Ramos at Balletarrj. In 2015 she joined the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT. She has won several national and international awards. In international competitions she took third and second in the Youth America Grand Prix (New York: 2012, 2013), the bronze medal in BIBC competition in Boston, gold medal at the World Ballet Competition (Orlando: 2013, 2014) and was a finalist for the Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland: 2014). At national festivals she won best dancer awards in various dance competitions in Brazil. She joined TBII in 2016, became a main company member in 2019, and became a Corps de Ballet member in 2020.
Balletarrj Dance School – Rio de Janeiro / Brazil
JKO American Ballet Theatre – Level 7
Tulsa Ballet (Corps de Ballet)
American Ballet Theatre, Royal Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, English National Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Houston Ballet, Academie de Danse Princesse Grace MonteCarlo, Joffrey Ballet, Ballett-Akademie Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
Awards & Accolades
Prix de Lausanne - Finalist
Gold Medalist - World Ballet Competition
Pointe Magazine's "Stars of the Corps" '20
Dance Magazine's "25 to Watch" List '21
- Gold medalist – World Ballet Competition, Pas de Deux category (2014)
- 2nd Place – YAGP NYC (2013)
- Bronze medalist – Boston International Ballet Competition
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