Nayara Lopes (Pennsylvania Ballet) in Raymonda, music by Alexander Glazunov, choreography by Marius Petipa. Shot at Panama Ballet Festival Gala concert, 28.7.2019 in Panama City.
Nayara Lopes is currently a First Soloist with Pennsylvania Ballet. She was born in Curitiba, Brazil. Nayara Lopes began dancing at age six. She trained at the School of Theatre Dance Guaira in Brazil and later at the American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in New York. Nayara also competed in ballet competitions such as the Youth American Grand Prix (YAGP) finals in New York, where she received the Mary Day Special Award, as well as the YAGP regionals in Columbia, SC, where she was the 2011 Grand Prix winner. Nayara danced with Orlando Ballet II, which she joined in 2010; the National Ballet of Canada, which she joined as an apprentice in 2011; and the Dance Theatre of Harlem, which she joined in 2015. Nayara joined Pennsylvania Ballet for our 2016/2017 season as a member of the corps de ballet, and was promoted to Soloist for the 18/19 season.
Photo by Jack Devant ballet photography © with kind permission of Panama Ballet Festival, special thanks to Ivan Sepulveda