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BRUNO PALHETA OLIVEIRA

Brazil

Bruno Palheta 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 Associate's Degree. His training included ballet, contemporary/modern, jazz, and musical theater. During his training, he won many awards including the Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition Finals in 2015.

In 2016, he joined CityDance Conservatory in Bethesda, Maryland, and competed in the Youth America Grand Prix in Pittsburgh. In 2017, he won second place in the Men's Classical and Contemporary Divisions. The same year he joined the Washington School of Ballet from whom he received a full scholarship. He graduated from the Washington Ballet Professional Trainee Program in 2018. His performances with the company include John Cranko's Romeo and Juliet in Tarantella and Septime Webre's production of The Nutcracker.

In 2018, Bruno joined Orlando Ballet's second company. During his time there, he danced in many productions including Robert Hill's Carmina BuranaBolero de RavelThe Nutcracker, Arcadian Broad's Wonderland: Mad Tales of the Hatter, and Victoria Morgan's Cinderella. In 2020, Bruno joined Cleveland Ballet and has performed in roles such as the Prince in The Nutcracker and the White Rabbit in Margo Sappington's Alice.