Brazilian choreologist Tatiana Novaes Coelho made her Royal Opera debut in 2014 on Turandot, having previously assisted Ann Whitley in reviving original choreography for the production by Kate Flatt.
Novaes Coelho studied classical ballet in São Paolo and moved to London in 1994 to study dance. She completed a diploma in Musical Theatre at the London Studio Centre and then trained at the Benesh Institute of Choreology. She has worked as a choreologist and rehearsal director with companies including Northern Ballet, Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Lithuanian National Ballet and Washington National Opera, on productions including Carmen, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Dracula and Romeo and Juliet.
Novaes Coehlo is a qualified Pilates instructor and runs her own fitness business. She has been a guest speaker at many dance and Pilates conferences.