Mr. Teixeira graduated from the Cristina Helena School in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in 2005, and immediately was asked to join the Sesi Minas Dance Company and subsequently was promoted to soloist in 2006. He won the SILVER MEDAL at Joinville Ballet Competition, in Joinville, Brazil, and in 2007 was promoted to Principal Dancer with the Sesi Minas Dance Company where he has danced the leading roles ’Don Quixote’ and ’Coppelia’, among others. He is an honored guest artist and judge in principal ballet events in Brazil and is considered one of the greatest talents in the country at this time. Among the principal pas de deux he has performed are ‘Nutcracker’ , ’Black Swan’ from Swan Lake, ‘Sleeping Beauty’, ‘Raymonda’, ‘Paquita’, ‘Flames of Paris’, ‘Diana and Acteon’ and ‘Grand Pas Classique’. Mr. Teixiera has also performed many contemporary pieces to great acclaim, including ‘Majissimo’, from the National Ballet of Cuba, and works by Artistic Director of Sesi Minas Dance Company, noted choreographer Cristina Helena. He brings to the stage a strong technique, enormous energy, and a manly brilliance.
Divinopolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
What I do in my spare time:
I like to travel and see people
Favorite dance role:
Grand Pas Classic
Favorite vacation place:
Home with my family.
Why I dance:
Dance is a unique form of expression,
through it I can feel and communicate without words
Photo: Johnston Photography