Maria Clara Coelho began ballet training in 2007 under the direction of Ana Palmieri and Romulo Ramos at Balletarrj. In 2015 she joined the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT. She has won several national and international awards. In international competitions she took third and second in the Youth America Grand Prix (New York: 2012, 2013), the bronze medal in BIBC competition in Boston, gold medal at the World Ballet Competition (Orlando: 2013, 2014) and was a finalist for the Prix de Lausanne (Switzerland: 2014). At national festivals she won best dancer awards in various dance competitions in Brazil. She joined TBII in 2016.