Ms. Maciel de Faria was born in Brazil and began her ballet studies at age 3. She trained at the prestigious Ballet Cristina Helena, under the guidance of the studio’s namesake, Pablo Moret, Ofelia Gonzalez, Tania Suares and Graca Sales. Upon Ms. Faria’s graduation, in 2003, she moved to Germany to continue her education at the Palucca School of Dresden, under the instruction of Hans-Joachim Tappendorf.
Professionally, Ms. Faria has worked with the Sesiminas Company of Dance (Brazil), Columbia Classical Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, Orlando Ballet, and most recently, Cirque Du Soleil’s La Nouba, where she performed the role of The Lost Ballerina.
Her repertoire includes the roles of Swanilda in Coppelia; Kitri and Cupid in Don Quixote; Myrtha in Giselle; Medora in Le Corsaire; Lise in La Fille Mal Gardee; Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty; Cinderella in Cinderella; the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker; as well as leading roles in George Balanchine’s Valse Fantasie and Who Cares?
Ms. Faria has appeared as a guest artist with several regional ballet companies and schools in the U.S. and abroad. Among her many awards, she received the Gold Medal in Danza Nino 97 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She was also a finalist at the New York International Ballet Competition in 2005.
With more than 20 years teaching experience at all levels, Ms. Faria’s styles include ballet technique, pointe, variations, and conditioning. She is also Progressive Ballet Technique certified.
Ms. Faria currently teaches at multiple locations in Central Florida, including Clermont Academy of Dance, Peaches Dance and Music Orlando, 3D Motion Dance Center and Windermere Preparatory School. Her students have been highly successful, winning awards in competitions including Youth American Grand Prix.
She previously taught at V&T Dance (CA), Mississippi Metropolitan Ballet, A Touch of Class (LA), the Hammond Ballet Company (LA), the Russian Academy of Ballet (FL) and the Sesiminas Company of Dance, among others.
Ms. Maciel de Faria was born in Brazil and began her ballet studies at the age of three at the Ballet Cristina Helena. She studied under the guidance of Cristina Helena, Pablo Moret, Ofelia Gonzalez, Tania Suares, and Graca Sales. In 2003, on her graduation year, Ms. Maciel de Faria moved to Germany to pursue her ballet studies at the Palucca School of Dresden under the guidance of Hans-Joachim Tappendorf.
Ms. Maciel de Faria’s professional associations have been with the Sesiminas Company of Dance (Brazil), the Columbia Classical Ballet, the Milwaukee Ballet, the Orlando Ballet and most recently with Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba, where Andrea performed the role of “The Lost Ballerina”.
Her repertoire includes the roles of Swanilda in Coppelia, Kitri and Cupid in Don Quixote, Myrtha in Giselle, Medora in Le Corsaire, Lise in La Fille Mal Gardee, Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella in Cinderella, the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, as well as leading roles in George Balanchine’s Valse Fantasie and Who Cares?
Ms. Maciel de Faria has received multiple awards at ballet competitions in Brazil, and France. She was awarded the Gold Medal in “Danza Nino 97” in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was also a finalist at the New York International Ballet Competition in 2005.
She also has appeared as a guest artist with many regional ballet companies in the United States and is also in demand as a guest teacher.