Carolina Machado

Corps de Ballet

Ms. Machado joined Silicon Valley Ballet (then known as Ballet San Jose) in 2014. At the age of 7, Carolina began her training at the Escola de Dancas Maria Olinewa and Ballet Liudmila Polonskaya in Brazil. At 12, she placed in the top 12 of the Junior Category at the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York City.

The following year, she moved to North America and trained on scholarship at the National Ballet School of Canada, the Harid Conservatory, School of American Ballet, and Miami City Ballet School. In 2008, Carolina performed in the second Beijing International Ballet Festival in China. She has performed with Boston Ballet, CIA Brasileira de Ballet and Ballet Des Moines. Her repertoire includes Giselle, La Bayadère, Don Quixote, The Four Temperaments, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Raymonda, Square Dance, Cinderella, Scherzo a la Russe, Swan Lake, Paquita, The Merry Widow, Satanella, and The Nutcracker.

Photo by Chris Hardy