Caroline Machado was born in Teresina (Piaui, Brazil). In 2005-2012 she studied at the Bolshoi Theatre School in Joinville (Brazil). In 2013, she was hired by the Bolshoi Theatre School in Brazil. In 2014–2015 she worked with the Gelsey Kirkland Academy of Classical Ballet, directed by Gelsey Kirkland and Michael Chernov. Since August 2015, she has been hired as a dancer by the Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro under the direction of Cecilia Kerche and Ana Botafogo.
Teachers and mentors: Cecilia Kerche, Nina Speranskaya, Lyubov Fominich, Vera Solovyeva, Nikolay Levitsky, Dmitry Afanasiev, Peter Breuer, Galina Kravchenko, Dmitry Rikhlov, Denis Nevidomy, Cristina Helena, Galina Kozlova, Gelsey Kirkland, Marcelo Gomes, Vladimir Vassiliev. Performed in cities such as Montivideo in Uruguay, Ravello in Italy, Asunción in Paraguay and Schaffhausen in Switzerland.
Since August 2018 she has been a dancer of the ballet company of the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre.
Repertoire at the Primorsky Stage of the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
The Sleeping Beauty (Suite Lilac Fairy, Court Ladies, Waltz, the Nereids, Mazurka); choreography by Marius Petipa revised by Konstantin Sergeyev, Eldar Aliev,
Giselle (Waltz, Peasant Dance, Court Ladies, Zulma, the Wilis); choreography by Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa,
The Nutcracker (Parents, Snowflakes, Spanish Dance, Waltz of the Flowers); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
La Bayadère (D’Jampe, Grand pas); choreography by Marius Petipa revised by Vladimir Ponomarev and Vakhtang Chabukiani,
Don Quixote (Mercedes, Gypsy Dance, Oriental Dance, Fandango, Spanish Women, Dream, Grand pas); choreography by Marius Petipa, Alexander Gorsky,
Swan Lake (Swans, Big Swans, Brides, Waltz); choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, revised choreography by Konstantin Sergeyev and choreographic adaptation by Eldar Aliev,
Le Corsaire (Soloist from Le Jardin animé, Forban, Harem, Pirate Women); choreography by Eldar Aliev using fragments of Marius Petipa’s choreography,
The Firebird (Girls); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
The Little Humpbacked Horse (Firebirds, Sea Girls); choreography by Alexei Ratmansky,
Carmen Suite (Tobacco-Workers); choreography by Alberto Alonso,
Daphnis et Chloé (Nymphs); choreography by Dmitry Pimonov,
Visions fugitives (Black Soloist); choreography by Dmitry Pimonov,
A Thousand and One Nights (Princess Budur, Morgiana); choreography by Eldar Aliev,
Serenade (Women); choreography by George Balanchine;
Grand pas from the ballet Raymonda (Four Soloists); choreography by Marius Petipa and Konstantin Sergeyev, revised version by Eldar Aliev.
Repertoire also includes:
Notre Dame de Paris, The Cavalry Halt, Harlequinade, Schéhérazade, Chopiniana, Messiah by Mauricio Wainrot, Age of Innocence by Edwaard Liang, The Seventh Symphony by Uwe Scholz, Ariana by Cassilene Abranches, Alvorecer by Marcelo Gomes from the Amazonian Trilogy, and Prince Igor (Ballets Russes).