Stefan Goncalvez

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Stefan Goncalvez joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2015.


Mr. Goncalvez was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He began jazz and tap classes at the age of 10 at Clube Paineiras and Raça Centro de Dança in São Paulo. At 13, he started his formal ballet training with Pavilhão D Centro de Artes.


Mr. Goncalvez received a scholarship to attend the Harid Conservatory in 2010. In 2012, he was awarded the Rudolf Nureyev Fellowship. Upon graduating in 2014, Mr. Goncalvez received the Rory Schwartz Fellowship Award and Estelle Dennis Scholarship to further his training at The Washington School of Ballet under the direction of Mr. Kee Juan Han. He also competed in YAGP, where he won the Youth American Grand Prix Award. While at The Washington School of Ballet, Mr. Goncalvez performed lead roles in Le Corsaire, La Bayadère, and in Septime Webre’s The Nutcracker as the Prince.

 

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