Amanda Assucena was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. She started dance at age eight, at Centro de Danca Rio. At age 12, Ms. Assucena entered the official school of Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro. In 2007, she performed with Rio’s biggest company as Clara in The Nutcracker.
Ms. Assucena was accepted into the Harid Conservatory in 2008. She graduated in 2012, receiving 1st prize in Joinville Dance Competition, the Dance Study Award, and the Jeanotte B. Cerrone Award for Excellence in Dance Performance. In 2012, Ms. Assucena joined the trainee program at the Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet. As a Trainee, she performed in the company’s productions of The Nutcracker and Othello.
She has worked with choreographers such as Mark Godden, Alexei Kremnev, Francisco Avina, Ma Cong and Lar Lubovitch. Ms. Assucena has also performed lead roles in ballets such as Carnival of the Animals, The Nutcracker as Sugar Plum Fairy, Swan Lake Act III as Odile, Le Corsaire as Medora, and Coppélia as Swanilda.
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