Who We Are

Who We Are

Welcome to Ballerinas Why Not?! ("Bailarinas Por que Não?!", known by its Portuguese acronym “BPN”), a dance school and wellness space exclusively for adults who are interested in taking on exciting new challenges. The school aims to break taboos imposed by society about body image, age and limitations. 

Inaugurated in 2015 by journalist, teacher and amateur dancer Cláudia Bengtson, BPN initially attended a group of women determined to fulfill their dream of being ballerinas despite the common notion of being “too old”.

Today, with diverse activities that include not only dancing but also classes that promote physical and mental wellbeing, BPN is proud to bear the hallmark of welcoming and understanding adult students of all ages to share in the love of dance!

BPN is not a school that will train professional dancers, but we strive for excellence in teaching. We are committed to achieving results while respecting each student’s unique pace and learning needs.

At BPN, YOU are the star, and we can’t wait to welcome you in our dance school!

ADULT BALLET PROJECT, because dancing...

has no age...

Directors

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Cláudia Bengtson

Executive Director and Co-Owner
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Kristian Bengtson

Deputy Executive Director and Co-Owner
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Adriana Palowa

Teacher, Choreographer and Technical Director

Our teachers

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Adriana Palowa

Classical Ballet, Neoballet, Jazz, Silver Dance
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Daniela Amorim

Classical Ballet, Dance Games
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Daniela Reinecke

Jazz
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Lívia Bennet

Contemporary Dance, Rhythmic Stretching
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Maria Paula Delmondes

Physio-Ballet
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Maycon di Campos

Classical Ballet, Ballet Workout
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Naná Viana

Afro-Brazilian Dances
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Adriana Vaz

Floor Pilates, Stretching
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Rafaela Dyna

Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga
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Bia Alexia

Samba

Our staff

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Rodrigues

General Manager

Antônia
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Custodian

Rosiane
Borges

Secretary

Amanda
Dantas

Secretary

Stefanie
de Paula

Café server

Izabella
Marins

Café server