Monike Cristina was born in São Paulo, Brazil and started ballet at age six. She was awarded a scholarship to the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Youth America Grand Prix in New York and also won the jury award. In the same year she was invited to participate in the Tanzolymp in Berlin.

In 2009 she began her association with Cedan (Cia Estável de Dança) and in 2012 was awarded the silver medal at the XX International Dance Seminar of Brasilia. In 2012 participated in Cuballet under the direction of Laura Alonso, dancing the role of Odette-Odile in Swan Lake. She was part of the Cia Jovem Do Teatro Bolshoi Brazil, performing in Paraguay and Switzerland. She was invited to be part of the tour of Black Swan and Virtuosos in twenty-three cities in Russia.

Monike Cristina senior soloists

Monike Cristina
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