Education and Training
Welcome to my website! My name is Brittany Cavaco and I’m originally from East Providence, Rhode Island. I started dancing at the age of three at the State Ballet of Rhode Island and The Dance Academy in Massachusetts. When I was 14, I started training seriously under the direction of Zhanat Baidaralin and Vera Kurmasheva in the Vagonova method at their school, Ballet Prestige. While there, I performed the lead roles of Odette in Swan Lake, Kitri in Don Quixote, Paquita in Paquita, Princess Florine in Sleeping Beauty and the Sugar Plum Fairy, Arabian soloist and Snow Queen in The Nutcracker, as well as numerous contemporary works. I competed in Youth America Grand Prix twice, and I attended summer programs at Ellison Ballet, Boston Ballet, Ballet Prestige and Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts.
In high school, I was an AP and Honors student at La Salle Academy in Providence, RI where I won the Department of the Army Award with Honorable Distinction. I have also received awards from the U.S. Naval Research Department for long-term scientific biology and microbiology experiments that I individually conducted. I currently attend Northeastern University as a Business Management and Marketing Major. With this major I hope to someday open my own Pilates studio or marketing company.
After graduating from Ballet Prestige, I was accepted to train under the direction of Sara Knight at SLK Ballet Professional Training Program in New York City. During my two years at SLK Ballet, I worked on perfecting my technique, developing my artistry and becoming a well-rounded dancer. At SLK Ballet I performed the roles of Giselle in Giselle and Finger Fairy in Sleeping Beauty, was the lead in Gayane, a soloist in Paquita, a performed in numerous contemporary works. I was also a principal guest artist with the Long Island Ballet Theater and the Alto Jonio International Dance competition in Italy in 2014. I’ve danced with SLK Ballet at Mount Sinai Hospital, The Ronald McDonald House and Stanley Morgan Hospital bi-monthly for sick children and patients.
In the spring of 2015 I graduated from SLK Ballet and received a contract with The Washington Ballet, in Washington, DC . I danced there for 2 seasons under the direction of both Septime Weber and Julie Kent and performed numerous times at the Kennedy Center. Some highlights of my career with The Washington Ballet are dancing in Septime Weber’s Carmen, Nutcracker, Fluctuating Hemlines, Coppelia as well as Julie Kent and Victor Barbee’s Giselle, Xiomara Reyes’ Verdi, George Balanchine's Serenade, Mimo Miccolis’ Crisis and Ashton’s The Dream. Following I became a Demi-soloist with Ballet Theatre of Maryland. There I was given many opportunities to do more serious soloist roles such as The Mirliton and Arabian Soloists in The Nutcracker, Lady Capulet and understudy Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Bell in Beauty and The Beast, Lead Fairy in A Mid Summer Nights Dream.
Currently I am dancing with English National Ballet performing Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella at Royal Albert Hall .
To see my performance schedule please click here !
In the fall of 2016 I received my Pilates reformer teaching certification. I teach all levels and am currently teaching at Annapolis Athletic Club in Annapolis, Maryland as well as Rock the Reformer in Washington DC.
I also have my own private pilates studio in my home and teach one on one privates. From beginner to advanced I will create a specific program based on your specific wants and needs. To schedule private classes with me contact me here.
When I was 14, I was scouted by modeling agencies and asked to do New York Fashion Week after winning runner-up in a runway competition in Massachusetts, where I modeled for the brand EXPRESS. I turned down this offer to focus on ballet and my studies, but after moving to NYC, I began to model again. I started becoming more noticed in the dance world through dance photographs that were taken in urban settings, and I started modeling for fashion brands and campaigns.
I’ve been featured in Vogue, Vogue Paris, The New York Post, Elle, Harpers Bazaar, National Geographic, Pointe and Marie Claire. I also currently model for CAPEZIO, Fashion Brands; Kristen Cleal, Kyodan Active, Marissa Perry, MAKE UP FOR EVER, Ev Bessar, VVPatchouli, Prom Outfitters and Accessories Vault.
I’m also working with numerous photographers on their dance projects. These include, “World of Dancers” by Kike Calvo for National Geographic, “Dancers Inside” by Simone Ghera, “OZR Dance Series” by Omar Robles, “Dancers Underground” by Underground NYC, “Ballerina Series—London” by Saaggo and “Create NYC” by Yuxi Liu.
Saaggo’s exhibit, Ballerina Series- London, is currently on exhibition in Paris at The Gallery at Live View.
Most notably I was in a national video campaign for Fuji Film which is also being featured on two jumbo billboards in Time Square, NYC for the next four months.
In 2016 I was in a national campaign for Fuji Film which is currently running as a commercial and on two jumbo billboards in Times Square, NYC. In 2016 I also did smaller film campaigns for Daniel Wellington, Polaroid and numerous active wear lines. In 2014 I starred in a commercial for the brand Swipe shop directed by Todd Martin. That same year I was selected to work with Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Tristan Pope in the short film, Dancers of NYC. In 2015 I worked with Pope again in another short film, Snow Day.