High arched feet ballerina Renata Alves Barreto Bardazzi Gonçalves, known as Renata Bardazzi, has been a professional dancer since 2005. She was born in Mogi das Cruzes, in the interior of São Paulo, and started her dance studies at a small local school, Regina Ballet, at the age of 5. In 1999, aged 14, she started taking classes at Studio Marcia Belarmino, located in Suzano, also in the interior of São Paulo. At this school, she began to participate in festivals and contests. At the age of 15, she received the award for children's soloist from Promodança (a project carried out by Mauricio de Oliveira, in which the dancer has the opportunity to perform on several stages in his capital, representing his city). At the age of 17, after participating in the International Dance Seminar in Brasília, Renata received an invitation to spend a year at the Palluca Schule dance university, located in the city of Dresden, Germany.