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.