More about me.
My name is Larissa Mota, i was born in Patos de Minas, a very small city, in Brasil.
My mom is a ballet teacher, that means i dance ever since i can remember, i used to spend the whole day at ballet school because we didn’t have a babysitter, that means i took part in some sort of way in classes all day, so dance has been a very big influence on me growing up.
At the age of 13th my parents started taking me to competitions, the atmosphere was always so fun, and i loved meeting new people, and soon we we’re going every weekend. All i asked for as presents was ballet courses, or point shoes or costumes. Slowly dance was every part of my life. I had special teachers come to complement my training and i was doing every class i could go to, i wanted to learn as much as i could in order to improve as much as i could.
As a teenager whenever i was not in school, i was rehearsing, i had very good friends who let me copy their homework, but even though i did quite ok in school we all knew i wasn’t going to study for very long.
So at the age of 15 at the Brasilia’s International Seminary, i received a scholarship from the Birgit Keil foundation to go to the Akademie des Tanzes, a Ballet School in Mannheim, Germany. One month later i was saying goodbye to my crying parents and boarding a plain to the other side of the globe.
The initial deal with my parents was to go for one year, come back, finish school and go on with my life. I have been in Germany for eleven years now.
After four years at the Ballet School, where i had the chance to meet people from all around the world while getting a great education, it was time to audition. And if you have ever done one, auditions suck! Anyways after a feel i was offered a job at the Hof Theater, a small theater in Bavaria where i stayed for one year, and after that i went o to work at the State Theater in Karlsruhe, where i have been for the last six years.
My career has given me the chance to live many new experiences, see many new places, and meet many new people, and i hope to be able to tell you all about that here.
Between ups and downs, thoughts and actions, past and future, and in between lines.