Amanda Assucena

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2013


Amanda Assucena started ballet at the age of eight in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At age 14, she moved to the United States and completed her ballet studies at The Harid Conservatory in Florida. Assucena joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2013, and since then has performed works by world renowned choreographers like Liam Scarlett, Christopher Wheeldon, Yuri Possokhov, John Neumeier, George Balanchine, Frederick Ashton, Alexander Ekman, Justin Peck, Wayne McGregor, Cathy Marston, and Jiří Kylián. Her repertoire includes lead roles such as Juliet, Cinderella, Odette/Odile, Giselle, Sylvia, Sugarplum Fairy, Anna Karenina, and Jane Eyre. Since joining the Joffrey, Assucena has performed on stages all over the world such as England, France, and Russia.

Amanda Assucena. Photo: Kristie Kahns.
Assucena takes on a lead role in Yuri Possokhov’s Miraculous Mandarin. Photo: Cheryl Mann.
Assucena as Marie and Alberto Velazquez as the Nutcracker Prince in Christopher Wheeldon’s The Nutcracker. Photo: Cheryl Mann.
Assucena, performing the iconic role of Odette/Odile, and Velazquez as Prince Siegfried in Wheeldon’s Swan Lake. Photo: Cheryl Mann. 
Assucena and Velazquez dazzle in the White Swan pas de deux from Wheeldon’s Swan Lake. Photo: Cheryl Mann.