Larissa is a talented dancer who started her dance studies at the age of nine, and completed a professional dance course in 2002, followed by tertiary studies in dance at the University of Arts of Paran√°. She is a former member of El Paso de Danca, and has taught contemporary and classical ballet, and contemporary dance at various academies in Rio de Janeiro. She started her studies in Brazilian partner dance at Carlinhos de Jesus', Jaime Aroxa's and Jimmy de Oliveira's Academies in Rio de Janeiro, and has since joined Jimmy de Oliveira's Dance Company as a performer and instructor.