Bruno Palheta Oliveira (Brazil)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2nd Year with Orlando Ballet II
Bruno was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began his dance training at the age of 14 and graduated from Centro de Danca Rio in September of 2016 where he studied and received his Performing Arts Associates Degree. His training included Ballet, Contemporary/Modern, Jazz, and Musical Theater.
During his training, he won many awards including Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition Finals, New York City, NY, 2015: Top 5 Junior Classical and Contemporary Divisions.
In 2016, he enjoyed CityDance Conservatory in Bethesda, Maryland and went to Youth America Grand Prix, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017, Second Place Men’s Classical and Contemporary Divisions.
In 2017, he attended The Washington School of Ballet Summer Intensive and received a full scholarship. He graduated from The Washington Ballet Professional Trainee Program in 2018. During his time as a student, Bruno has danced Conrad in Le Corsaire suite and Basilio in Don Quixote suite.
His performances with The Washington Ballet Company include John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet in Tarantella and Septime Webre’s production of The Nutcracker.
This is Bruno’s second year with the Orlando Ballet II Company.
Photography by Michael Cairns 2018