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, and the Orlando Ballet.
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.
Andrea Maciel de Faria was born in Brazil and began teaching classical
ballet when she was 17 at the Ballet Cristina Helena.
Teaching all ages, with 14 years of experience, Ms. Faria teaching styles are ballet technique, pointe, variations, conditioning and ballet fitness.
In the past, Ms. Faria has taught for schools such as the Milwaukee Ballet School and the Columbia Classical Ballet.
Presentely, Ms. Faria teaches at the Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance, the Rolann’s School of the Dance and at the Clermont Academy of Dance.
She has been invited as a guest teacher to summer programs and workshops with many regional ballet companies in the United States and internationally.
Ms. Faria have taught in places including the V & T Dance, CA, the Mississipi Metropolitan Ballet, MS, the A Touch of Class, LA, the Russian Academy of Ballet, FL, the Hammond Ballet Company, LA, and the Sesiminas Company of Dance (Brazil), among others.