dandara

Dandara
Mariana

Actress

Music, dance and interpretation are intertwined in Dandara Mariana´s career, an actress who was born in Rio de Janeiro (RJ) in 1988. She is an actor’s daughter (Romeo Evaristo) with an international consultant (Elizabeth Correa Nahas). Since a child, she showed interest in following the artistic career. During her adolescence, Dandara and her friends set up a cover group for the Spice Girls. She was Melanie Brown. Her father encouraged her so much, that he accompanied the group as an illuminator of the presentations. “I’ve always been a spontaneous child. As a child, I loved day-care, differently from the others. Art was the natural way that I followed as a way to go beyond this restless side of me”, she says.

After graduating in school, her taste for decoration and arts spoke louder. Dandara ended up opting for the architecture course. It didn’t take long and soon realized she had  made the wrong choice. Thanks to her friends Lázaro Ramos and Taís Araújo, she was invited to participate in the program As Aventuras de Parabólico, in the Channel Brasil, directed by the actor. There she was certain of what she wanted: performing arts. In 2007 she enrolled in CAL (Casa das Artes de Laranjeiras).  Finally he felt in the right place.

In her resumé, Dandara has classics like Toda Nudez será Castigada, by Nelson Rodrigues; No Mundo Nada se Leva, by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart; and Antígona, by Sophocles. Music and dance came back to her life by performing three musicals: Orfeu da Conceição, O Bem do Mar – Dorival Caymmi and Garrincha – in the role, she gave life to the singer Elza Soares. In September 2018, she played the samba singer Dona Ivone Lara in the young phase, in the musical Dona Ivone Lara – A Sorriso Negro (O Musical). In the movies, Dandara joined the cast of Aparecida – O milagre, O concurso, Um Canditato Honesto Através das Sombras and the still unreleased, Dona Flor e seus dois maridos”.

In 2017, she debuted as Marilda in A Força do Querer. Once again the dance arises in her career. In the soap opera of Glória Perez, she plays a riparian river girl who rocks while dancing “carimbó”, being the best friend of the protagonist Ritinha (lived by Isis Valverde). Even before, she performed also on  TV,  the young  Tamtam in Malhação (2012), participated in the series Na Forma da Lei and in the soap operas, Babilônia (2015) and A Regra do Jogo (2015).

In 2019, the actress is in the summer soap opera Verão 90 graus, from TV Globo, as the dancer Dandara. Currently she attends Dance at UFRJ. Dandara likes to say that she embraces every kind of artistic expression. “Art is part of my life. I’m constantly allowing myself, opening my senses: singing, dancing, drawing, writing, reading, watching …, “she says, adding that her other passion is to travel. She has already been to Australia, Japan, India, England … Dandara doesn’t stop. She goes far to reach her dreams.

Experience and Skills

Graduated in Performing Arts by CAL (Casa das Artes de Laranjeiras)

Graduated in Theater by UCAM (Universidade Cândido Mendes)

Theater Course  by Camila Amado and Elisa Lucinda

Theater Course  by  Amir Haddad  (Group : Ta na  Rua)

Music WorkShop by Théâtre du Soleil

Studying Dance / UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro)

Portuguese
English

 

Dance
Singing
2019 – VERÃO 90 – GLOBO TV

Writer: Mario Teixeira
Director: Jorge Fernando
Character: Dandara

 

2017 – A FORÇA DO QUERER – GLOBO TV

Writer: Glória Perez
Director: Rogério Gomes and  Pedro Vasconcelos
Character: Marilda

 

2015 – A REGRA DO JOGO – GLOBO TV

Writer: João Emanuel Carneiro
Director: Enrique Dias  and Joana Jabace
Character: Sabrina

 

2015 – BABILÔNIA – GLOBO TV

Writer: Gilberto Braga
Director: Pedro Peregrino
Character: Jôse

 

2015 – ERNESTO, O EXTERMINADOR DE SERES MONSTRUOSOS E OUTRAS PORCARIAS – BRASIL TV

Writer: Ana Pacheco and Izabella Faya
Director: Gustavo Spolidoro
Character: Fernanda

 

2012 – MALHAÇÃO CONECTADOS – GLOBO TV

Writer: Ingrid Zavarezz
Director: Mário Márcio Bandarra, Roberto Vaz and Ajax Camacho
Character: Tamtam

 

2010 – NA FORMA DA LEI – GLOBO TV

Series
Writer: Antônio Calmon
Director: Wolf Maya
Character: Amanda

 

2006 – AS AVENTURAS DE PARABÓLICO – BRASIL CHANNEL

Miniseries
Director: Lázaro Ramos
Character: Diana

FEATURE FILM

 

2018 – CIDADE DO MEDO

Writer: Gustavo de Almeida e Rodrigo Pimentel
Director: Caio Cobra
Character: Flávia

 

2016 – ATRAVÉS DAS SOMBRAS

Director:Walter Lima Junior
Character: Nazaré

 

2016 – DONA FLOR E SEUS DOIS MARIDOS

Director: Pedro Vasconcelos
Character: Zulmira

 

2015 – CHIBATA            

Director: Marcos Manhães Marins
Character: Dulce Alves

 

2014 – UM CANDIDATO HONESTO

Director: Roberto Santucci
Character: Uma repórter

 

2013 – O CONCURSO

Director: Pedro Vasconcelos
Character: Janaína

 

2012 – BILLI PIG

Director: José Eduardo Belmonte
Special Participation

 

2010 – APARECIDA – O MILAGRE

Director: Tizuka Yamasaki
Character: Sheila

 

2009 – JACK E CHAN

Director: Alice Demiere
Character: Jack

 

SHORT FILM

 

2018 – INJÚRIA

Director: Ernani Nunes
Character: Karine

2018 – DONA IVONE LARA – UM SORRISO NEGRO (O Musical)

Director: Jô Santana
Character: Ivone Lara (Young Girl)

 

2016 – GARRINCHA

Director: Bob Wilson
Character: The Dancer

 

2016 – MIXMEMÓRIA

Director and Choreographer: Carmem Luz

 

2014 – DAR UM JEITO

Collaborative Text
Supervision: Eduardo Vaccari
Character: Lifeguard and  Limp Woman

 

2013 – RÚCULA COM TOMATE SECO

Writer: Arthur Vinciprova
Director: Arthur Vinciprova
Character: Suzana

 

2010 – ORFEU DA CONCEIÇÃO”

Director: Aderbal Freire Filho

 

2009 – O BEM DO MAR – DORIVAL CAYMM

Director: Antônio De Bonis

 

2009 – OS ORDINÁRIOS

Inspired by the film: “Felos, Sujos e Malvados”
Director: Inês Vianna
Character: Bia

 

2009 – NOITE DE REIS

Writer: William Shakespeare
Director: Thierry Trémoroux
Character: Olívia

 

2008 – ANTÍGONA

Writer: Sófocles
Director: Celina Sodré.
Character: Ismênia

 

2008 – FUENTE OVEJUNA

Writer: Lope de Vega
Director: Arnaldo Marques.
Character: Laurencia

 

2007 – TODA NUDEZ SERÁ CASTIGADA

Writer: Nelson Rodrigues
Director: Celina Bebianno.
Character: Geni

 

2007 – DO MUNDO NADA SE LEVA

Writer: George S. Kaufman and  Moss Hart
Director: Celina Bebianno.
Character: Essie

2014 – Backing Vocal Blitz Band

Press

Media
  • O Dia
  • Coluna Ancelmo - O Globo
  • Coluna Fabia Oliveira - O Dia
  • Glamurama
  • Canal Extra
  • GShow
  • Coluna Na Telinha - UOL
  • ODIA_20.05