Fernanda Lopes

Demi Soloist

Fernanda Lopes

Demi Soloist


Fernanda Lopes was born in Santos, Brasil. At the age of 8 years she reveived her first ballet lessons at the Balé Jovem de São Vicente. In 2010 she joined the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart where she graduated in 2014. During her time at the Academy of the John Cranko Schule she already danced in several productions of the Stuttgart Ballet in the Corps de ballet.

She participated in the Youth American Grand Prix in New York in 2010 where she won a scholarship for the John Cranko Schule.

In the season 2014/15 Fernanda Lopes became a Corps de ballet member of the Stuttgart Ballet. With the 2018-19 season she was promoted to Demi Soloist.
Portrait Fernanda De Souza Lopes
© Carlos Quezada
Photo Carlos Quezada


Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Aurora's Nap (Johan Inger): Canary
  • Chrysalis (Vittoria Girelli)
  • Don Quijote (Maximiliano Guerra): Pepa, Cupido, Gypsy Couple (double of Kitri)
  • Falling Angels (Jiří Kylián)
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko): Solo roles in R. and in E.
  • Kingdom of Shades, from: La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa): 1st variation
  • Le Spectre de la Rose (Marco Goecke)
  • Mayerling (Kenneth MacMillan): Crown Princess Stephanie, Princess Louise
  • Neurons (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Onegin (John Cranko): Olga
  • Pineapple Poll (John Cranko): Poll
  • Qi (Louis Stiens)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko): carnival dance
  • Source (Edward Clug)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko): Pas de six, little swan, Princess of Russia
  • Symphony in C (George Balanchine): solo role 3rd movement
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Marius Petipa): Grace Fairy, Eloquence Fairy, Blue Bird's Princess, Emerald, Prince's fiancée
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko): Bianca

Specially created Roles
  • Aftermath (Demis Volpi)
  • Dark Glow (Katarzyna Kozielska)
  • Everybody Needs Some/Body (Roman Novitzky)
  • Salome (Demis Volpi)
  • Taiyō to Tsuki (Martin Schläpfer)
  • The Carneval of the Animals (Demis Volpi)
  • The Nutcracker (Edward Clug): fairy of the forest, butterfly
  • Under the Surface (Roman Novitzky)

Specially created Roles at Noverre-Society: Young Choreographers
  • Better late than never (Adrian Oldenburger)
  • Cello contra bass (Roman Novitzky)
  • Sugar Rush (David Moore)
  • Venus (Noan Alves)

Corps de ballet Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • A Streetcar named Desire (John Neumeier)
  • Aurora's Nap (Johan Inger)
  • Blake Works I (William Forsythe)
  • Giselle (after Coralli, Perrot, Petipa)
  • Initials R.B.M.E. (John Cranko)
  • Kingdom of Shades, from: La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa)
  • Krabat (Demis Volpi)
  • La fille mal gardée (Frederick Ashton)
  • La Sylphide (Peter Schaufuss after August Bournonville)
  • Leonce and Lena (Christian Spuck)
  • Lulu. A Monstre Tragedy (Christian Spuck)
  • Mayerling (Kenneth MacMillan): a.o. Arch Duchess Marie Valerie
  • Onegin (John Cranko)
  • Opus 1 (John Cranko)
  • Poème de l’Extase (John Cranko)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Romeo and Juliet (John Cranko)
  • Seventh Symphony (Uwe Scholz)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko)
  • Symphony in C (George Balanchine)
  • The Lady and the Fool (John Cranko)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée)
  • The Soldier’s Tale (Demis Volpi)
  • The Song of the Earth (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)

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