Nina Fernandes

Corps de Ballet

Hometown: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Nina Fernandes was born in Rio De Janerio, Brazil and began dancing at age 13. She started her dance training at Centro de Artes Madeleine Rosay in Rio De Janeiro. She won international competitions such as YAGP in NY and WBC in Orlando. She received a full scholarship to attend the summer program at AAB in the year of 2014.

She continued her training at The Washington Ballet Studio Company and Tulsa Ballet II where she performed with the company in George Balanchine’s Serenade, Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake as the Little Swan, The Sleeping Beauty as Aurora, John Cranko’s Taming of the Shrew, Edward Liang’s Romeo and Juliet and other works.

In 2016, Fernandes joined Houston Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet. During her two seasons there her repertoire included George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations and Symphony in C, Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel, Justin Peck’s Year of the Rabbit, Sir Kenneth McMillan’s Mayerling, Ben Stevenson’s Don Quixote, Stanton Welch’s La Bayadere, Swan Lake, Bolero, The Nutcracker among many others.

She joined MCB as a Corps de Ballet member for the 2018/19 season.

Roles since joining MCB

George Balanchine
The Nutcracker
Ballet Imperial
The Four Temperaments
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Paul Taylor
Company B

Jerome Robbins / Twyla Tharp
Brahms/Handle

Classical Repertoire
The Flower Festival in Genzano