João Sampaio

Company Dancer

João Sampaio from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil started his dance studies under the care of Carlos Henrique Bonforte in Três Rios – RJ and his classical ballet training under the care of Ana Palmieri and Romulo Ramos in Rio de Janeiro, where he went to national and international competitions and received awards such as 1st Place at the World Ballet Competition (WBC) 2014 in Orlando – Fl in the Grand Pas de Deux Category, 1st Place at Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) 2014 in NYC in the Ensamble Category with Balletarrj School of Dance and went to the Final Round for the Senior Classical Variations Category, also received awards such as Best Male Dancer around competitions in Brazil.
Joined Tulsa Ballet in 2014 where he performed featured roles in ballets such as Wayne McGregor’s Infra, Nacho Duato’s Remansos, Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table as Standard Bearer, Jiri Kylian’s Petite Mort, Yuri Possokhov’s Classical Symphony, Edwaard Liang’s Romeo and Juliet as Paris and Age of Innocence, and performed ballets from Choreographers such as John Cranko, Adam Hoagland, Jorma Elo, Marcello Angelini, Ma Cong, Dwight Rhoden, Nicolo Fonte and more.
He is happy to join Festival Ballet.
This is his first season with Festival Ballet Providence.

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