Leandro de Almeida

Leandro Almeida of Brazil danced with Virginia National Ballet in 2017-18 and is thrilled to be returning to the company in 2023-24.  He started his dance classes in Natal/RN at Escola de Ballet Municipal de Natal and graduated in dance at Balletarrj Escola de Dança – Rio de Janeiro. He has won several prizes in national and international competitions, like YAGP (Youth America Grand Prix) New York, VKIBC (Valentina Kozlova International Ballet Competition) New York, WBC (World Ballet Competition) as a finalist in Orlando USA.   He danced at the Danzamérica – Argentina as a guest artist, he was a principal dancer at Companhia de Ballet do Rio de Janeiro, and is now back at Virginia National Ballet.