Daniela is a native of Brazil and holds a BFA in Dance from The Boston Conservatory and a Master’s Degree in Dance Education from NYU: Teaching Dance in Higher Ed and the Professions: American Ballet Theatre Pedagogy. As part of her master’s program she has completed the ABT® National Training Curriculum and is certified in levels Pre-Primary through 7, and Partnering.
Daniela has extensive teaching experience in Recife, São Paulo (Brazil) and in the US. She was a member of Los Ballets de Madrid under the direction of Aurora Zerdan and performed in productions such as Swan Lake, Don Quijote, Sleeping Beauty and El Amor Brujo. Daniela was a member of Portland Ballet Company for the 2004-2006/ 2010-2012 seasons and was Principal of Portland School of Ballet from 2014 to 2016. She is also an adjunct professor at University of New England where she teaches dance fundamentals for undergraduate students.