Mayara was born and raised in Brazil. When she was eight years old, she received a scholarship to train at the Petite Danse School in Rio de Janeiro and in 2011 when she was sixteen, she won the Senior Age Division of the Youth America Grand Prix and the Prix de Lausanne Scholarship and Audience Prize. Though her teachers encouraged her to train in the United States, she chose to go to The Royal Ballet School in London. Mayara, who was trained in the Vaganova method, had to adjust to British ballet.
In 2012, at age 17, Mayara was offered a contract to join The Royal Ballet. In 2015 she was promoted to First Artist, then Soloist in 2016, First Soloist in 2018 and in May 2021, the Royal Ballet announced that Mayara would be promoted to Principal Dancer taking effect in September 2021.
Her repertoire includes roles such as Kitri in “Don Quixote”, Gamzatti in “La Bayadere”, Mitzi Caspar in “Mayerling” and Lescaut’s Mistress in “Manon”. In June 2020, in the first series of performance since the Royal Opera House’s closure due to the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic, which was broadcast online, Magri and Matthew Ball performed an extract from Christopher Wheeldon’s Within the Golden Hour, after learning the pas de deux in five days.
Ballet ClassMayara Magri13 MinutesAdvanced LevelIn this film, Mayara teaches through Princess Aurora’s Solo from the Sleeping Beauty Act III. After a beautiful studio performance of this Solo, Mayara returns to the beginning and talks through every step, start to...
Sleeping Beauty Act III DuetMayara Magri & Matthew Ball22 MinutesAdvanced LevelIn this film, Mayara & Matthew teach through the famous wedding duet of Princess Aurora and Prince Desiré from the Grand Pas de Deux of The Sleeping Beauty Act III. After a full and...
Mayara teaches her own specially designed ballet class covering Barre, Centre and Allegro.