Isabela Saqueti

Headshot of International Scholar Isabela Saqueti.

Isabela started dancing at the age of six. At eight years old, she started taking classes with her current teachers at Studio Cena de Dança under the guidance of Patricia Sardá and Jorge Luza, in the disciplines of classical ballet and modern dance and participating in ballet performances and competitions in Brazil and abroad.

In 2018 she won the technician award in the Prêmio Arte em Cena and a place in Valentina Koslova International Ballet Competition, where she won first place. During 2019 she participated in summer courses, such as the Joffrey Ballet School and K-arts (Korea University of Arts), where she had the opportunity to dance at the Seoul International Dance competition, winning third place.

Isabela has won numerous first place awards in many competitions that she has participated in since her start, as well as awards for best dancer, revelation dancer, nominations for other international competitions and scholarships.

At the beginning of 2020, she had her first contacts with The Royal Ballet School through Ms Mary Goodhew, and at the end of the year she was invited to be part of The Royal Ballet School’s International Scholars Programme.

On being named a Royal Ballet School International Scholar, Isabela said:

‘It is with immense gratitude to the Royal Ballet School and Artistic Director Christopher Powney that I receive this incredible opportunity to be a student of the Royal Ballet School and part of the International Scholars Programme.

This dream is not only mine, so I would like to thank my family, teachers, friends and everyone who supported me so far.’

Isabela’s teacher said:

‘It is with immense satisfaction and joy that Isabela has been chosen as an international scholar, continuing the hard work done since she was a child. We are eager to start and see how great all of this will be in your life, as we know the great competence that the Royal Ballet School has. It’s a dream come true!’

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