Ms. Rocha joins DANB this season. Born in Brazil, Ms. Rocha danced professionally with Cia de Sesiminas under the direction of Cristina Helena. She has won first place in many competitions, including the Passo de Arte Minas, Concurso de Danca de Nova Lima, Concurso de Inverno de Belo Horizonte, Concurso Toute Forme Belo Horizonte and placed third in the International Dance Competition of Brazil in 2014, where she was awarded a full scholarship to the Jania Batista-Bejar School in Lausanne. Her favorite roles include Kitri in Don Quixote and Swanhilda in Coppelia. Ms. Rocha excels in both classical and contemporary repertoire and looks forward to performing with Dance Alive National Ballet.