I started ballet when I was 5 years old and at 18 I danced professionally in various groups and companies in Brazil. I was born in Ribeirão Preto, in the interior of São Paulo, and graduated in Physical Education in 2005 at the University of Ribeirão Preto - UNAERP.
I discovered the Pilates Method in 2002 and the following year I earned my certification to become an instructor at The Pilates Studio Brasil, one of the most prestigious schools of the Pilates Method n the world under the direction of Master Teacher Inelia Garcia. I had the privilege of being part of one of the last years of certified graduates by the most famous mentee of Joseph Pilates, Romana Krisanovska and her daughter Sari Mejia.
In 2007, I moved to Lisbon and started a new course in my career as an instructor. That same year I earned a new certification with the Master Teachers Michael Fritzke and Ton Voogt.
While looking to learn more about the different techniques that Pilates explored to develop its method, I started practicing Yoga and in 2012, I trained as an instructor with Carlos Rui and Alexandra Sequeira at the Portuguese Yoga Center (Lisbon) and in 2013, with Anna Ivanov of the Narayana Yoga Studies Center (São Paulo).
The Pilates Method has promoted a great revolution in my body and in the way I interact with it, and became a great passion that I share daily with my students.