Joana Senra

Corps de ballet

Joana Senra

Corps de ballet


Joana Senra was born in the Portuguese capital Lisbon and grew up in Cascais. She began her ballet training at a small dance school in her home town. In 2013 she went to the Ana Mangericão Dance School in Lisbon and one year later she continued her training at the National Conservatory. In 2019 she came to the John Cranko Schule in Stuttgart from which she graduated in 2021.

She successfully participated in several competitions. At the Prix de Lausanne 2019 she was a semi-finalist and won a scholarship. At the Vaganova Prix 2018 she was also a finalist. She won third prizes at the European Ballet Grand Prix 2018 as well as at the Oporto International Dance Competition 2016.

For the 2021-22 season Joana Senra was an apprentice with the Stuttgart Ballet, one season later she became a member of the Corps de ballet.
Photo Roman Novitzky


Solo Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Averno (Morgann Runacre-Temple): Persephone
  • Ifima (Louis Stiens, Shaked Heller)

Specially created Roles
  • Ascaresa (Alessandro Giaquinto)
  • Dimora (Alessandro Giaquinto)
  • Drifting Bones (Alessandro Giaquinto)
  • The Place of Choice (Roman Novitzky)

Specially creates Roles at Noverre: Young Choreographers
  • Earth spell (Maya Popova)
  • Zeitorgan (Timoor Afshar)

Corps de ballet Roles with the Stuttgart Ballet
  • Blake Works I (William Forsythe)
  • Kingdom of Shades, from: La Bayadère (Natalia Makarova after Marius Petipa)
  • Mayerling (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Onegin (John Cranko)
  • Reflection/s (Roman Novitzky)
  • Requiem (Kenneth MacMillan)
  • Swan Lake (John Cranko)
  • The Lady of the Camellias (John Neumeier)
  • The Nutcracker (Edward Clug): fairy of the forest, guest at the Christmas party, butterfly
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Marcia Haydée after Marius Petipa)
  • The Taming of the Shrew (John Cranko)

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