Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2021
Miranda Silveira was born in São Goncalo, Brazil, and grew up in Barcelona, Spain. From an early age, she enrolled in Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, and Ballet. At age 12, she was accepted at the Theatre Institute for Dance in Barcelona, Spain and shortly after, moved to Madrid to continue her dance studies at the Royal Conservatory of Dance Mariemma. Mentored by Marisa Martinez and Rosa Naranjo, Silveira won first place at the XIII International Dance Competition Ribarroja Del Turia (Valencia). In 2011, Lola de Avila, director of the San Franciso Ballet School, offered sixteen-year-old Silveira a full scholarship to join the school. A year later, Silveira joined the pre-professional program, directed by Patrick Armand, and soon after in 2013, she joined the San Franciso Ballet, where she worked for seven years of her professional dancing career. With the San Franciso Ballet, Silveira performed many works by featured artists, such as: George Balanchine’s Diamonds, The Four Temperaments, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, Theme and Variations, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Scotch Symphony, Divertimento No. 15, and Jewels; Val Caniparoli’s Lambarena (soloist); Cathy Marston’s Snowblind, Mark Morris’s Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, Maelstrom, and Sand Paper Ballet (soloist); Justin Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings, and Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming; Arthur Pita’s Bjork Ballet; Yuri Possokhov’s Margittomania, and Swimmer; Alexei Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9 as soloist, Piano Concerto #1); Jerome Robbbins’ Glass Pieces, and Opus 19 The Dreamer; Liam Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries, Frankenstein, and Hummingbird; Myles Thatcher’s Stone and Steel, and Manifesto; Helgi Tomasson’s The Nutcracker (Snow Queen 2020), Caprice, Swan Lake, and Trio; Tomasson’s/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Kitri’s Friends); Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella, and Within the Golden Hour.
In January 2021, Silveira relocated to Spain while dancing at Compañía Nacional de Danza directed by Joaquín de Luz. She performed in Antonio Ruz’s In Paradisum, and danced the lead role in Pino Alosa’s, Mar Aguiló’s, and Joaquín De Luz’s Arriaga.
After years of admiration for The Joffrey Ballet, Silveira joins the company’s 2021-2022 season.