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Joao Gomes (Portugual) – foto credit: TBS, fotograf: Ovidiu Matiu

Introducing João Gomes

Born in Leiria, Portugal, João started dancing at the age of 7 at Academia Annarella. At the age of 15, he had the opportunity to study in the International Conservatory of Ballet and Dance Annarella Sanchez where he had the privilege to dance in many classical ballets including Giselle, Don Quixote, La Fille Mal Gardée, Coppelia, Paquita, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker.

In 2016, João was invited to dance in The Nutcracker with Opus Ballet and in 2018 he has performed as a guest artist in Gala’s in Portugal and Romania. João has won prizes at international competitions in pas de deux and ensembles categories. In 2018 he was in the top 12 finalists at the Youth America Grand Prix dancing the variation of Franz in Coppelia.

João has worked with different ballet personalities such as Julio Bocca, Maina Gielgud, Rolando Sarabia, Venus Villa, Caridad Martinez, and others. He received his first contract in 2019 at Teatrul de Ballet Sibiu at the young age of 18.

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João enjoys spending time with family and friends and experience new places and cultures.

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