Originally from Volta Redonda, Brazil, Camila Schäefer Rodrigues, is a professional ballet dancer graduated from Escola Estadual de Dança Maria Olenewa (the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theater Ballet School) and studied two years with the world known Nora Esteves at Centro de Movimento Deborah Colker, both in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.
She also graduated from Joffrey Ballet School in New York City and performed with the Corpo de Baile do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and in the United States she already performed with companies such as Nashville Ballet, Connecticut Ballet, Joffrey Ballet Concert Group, Lotería Performing Arts and Ziriguidum.
Camila won first place in the Semi Final in New York and in the Final in Canada at World Ballet Art Competition in 2016 and won “Best Interpretation of the Contemporary Compulsory” at Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition in New York in 2017. She also participated in short film and music videos, beside other projects.
Camila Schäefer Rodrigues newest project was done with the French photographer Solanne Fardel for her series called “Usual Day”, where Solanne says:
“[Camila] is not just my model, it is really a collaboration, she brings her thoughts about the location, the costume and also the frame sometimes. I always trust her for what pose we should do because she is a professional and a very beautiful dancer. “Usual Day” is a funny photography series about how people can imagine a professional dancer in her day life when she is not at work. I wanted so badly to do this series before leaving New York. And we did just 8 hours before my flight back to Paris. And I think we are both proud of this series. I wish we will do more soon together.”
More pictures from this series as well as other projects, pictures and videos from her work can be seen at Camila Schäefer Rodrigues’ Instagram @camilasdr