Alexandre Gomes Barbosa (Brazil)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
Joined Orlando Ballet in 2018
Alexandre was born and raised in Curvelo – Minas Gerais, Brazil. He started ballet at 19 years at a ballet school called Petite Danse (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). He trained for two years with Patricia Salgado, former first soloist with Stuttgart Ballet, and Maria Vakhrucheva, former dancer with Mariinsky Ballet/teacher with Vaganova Academy. In 2016, Barbosa received an offer to join the Sarasota Ballet Studio Company while at an international competition in Brazil (Seminário Internacional de Dança de Brasília), where he also received a bronze medal in the Senior Division. This is his first year as an Apprentice with Orlando Ballet.