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Corps de Ballet

Miranda Silveira

Miranda Silveira

Biography

  • BORN

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • TRAINING

    Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Mariemma
    English National Ballet School
    School of American Ballet
    San Francisco Ballet School
    San Francisco Ballet School Trainee Program

  • COMPANY MEMBERSHIP

    Named an apprentice in 2013
    Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2014

Miranda Silveira has performed featured roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker (Spanish and French), The Sleeping Beauty (Pas de Six/Gold Fairy), and Swan Lake (Aristocrats), Tomasson/Possokhov’s Don Quixote (Kitri’s Friends), and Balanchine’s Coppélia (Swanilda’s Friends and Brides). She created roles in Marston’s Snowblind and Pita’s Björk Ballet. Her repertory includes Balanchine’s Diamonds, The Four Temperaments, Rubies, Serenade, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, 4th movement and finale from Symphony in C, and Theme and Variations; Caniparoli’s Lambarena; Lifar’s Suite en Blanc; Cranko’s Onegin; Makarova’s (after Petipa) “The Kingdom of the Shades” from La Bayadère, Act II; Morris’ Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes and Maelstrom; Peck’s In the Countenance of Kings; Possokhov’s Magrittomania and Swimmer; Ratmansky’s Shostakovich Trilogy (Symphony #9 and Piano Concerto #1); Robbins’ Glass Pieces and Opus 19/The Dreamer; Scarlett’s Fearful Symmetries and Frankenstein; Thatcher’s Manifesto; Tomasson’s Caprice, Giselle, Haffner Symphony, On a Theme of Paganini, Romeo & Juliet, and Trio; and Wheeldon’s Cinderella (Spring corps, Autumn corps, and Courtiers) and Within the Golden Hour. Miranda performed at the Volver Gala in Zaragoza, Spain, in May 2018.

Q&A

WHAT BALLET OR ROLE WOULD YOU LIKE TO DANCE BUT HAVEN’T YET?

I’ve always admired the strong and playful character of Kitri in Don Quixote. I’ve danced some of the variations from the ballet and I think it really defines me as a person.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COSTUME? WHY?

My favorite is the one I wore for Piano Concerto from Shostakovich Trilogy. It’s a unitard—the front part is blue and the back is maroon—creating a great illusion for the audience.

I LOVE SAN FRANCISCO BECAUSE…

It’s a multicultural city, and the arts scene is very diverse. It’s also very fun to go out to eat here because there’s so much to choose from!