Maria Clara Coelho began ballet training in 2007 at age 9 under the direction of Ana Palmieri and Romulo Ramos at Balletarrj until 2014. In 2015 she joined the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis/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.