Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Centro de Dança Rio, Royal Ballet Upper School

English National Ballet
Joined 2000, Coryphée 2002, Soloist 2003, First Soloist 2004, Principal dancer 2007, Lead Principal 2009

Previous company
Ballet Nacional de Santiago de Chile

Favourite roles
Juliet, Swanilda in Coppélia, title role in Manon

Favourite productions
Romeo & Juliet and Manon

Career highlight
Performing in Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium and creating the role of Gerda in The Snow Queen

Other info
Won first prize and grand prix in Buenos Aires and first prize in Conselho Brasileiroda Dança. Married to First Soloist, Fabian Reimair and gave birth to their son Liam in July 2010

Best thing about touring
Seeing other cities

Favourite place
The Maldives

electrifyingly glamorous
The Independent on Sunday