Aretuza Caldas Garner was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. She started Classical Ballet at age four and continued under the instruction of several Russian Ballet Masters, including Mrs. Eugenia Feodorova & Ms. Tatiana Leskova. At 16, she became a professional dancer with Sindicato de Danca do Rio de Janeiro Brazil. With her Classical Ballet training she continued dancing nationally and internationally. Aretuza was awarded a scholarship to a master academy in Germany.
Ms. Garner owned and directed Aretuza’s School of Dance in the Turks & Caicos Islands for 10 years. While there, she choreographed and performed at Miss Universe Turks & Caicos.
In addition, she participated in TV Commercials & Soap Operas, including - ”Quatro por Quatro” from Globo TV. Upon her move to Orlando, she’s had the opportunity of teaching master classes at local ballet schools, and choreographing for several Central Florida art schools and dance studios.
Most recently, she accepted the role as Board of Director with the Brazil America Council, working with the Culture & Heritage Arts within the community.