Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2015
Stefan Goncalvez was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He began his dance training at the age of ten at Clube Paineiras and Raça Centro de Dança in São Paulo. At 13, he started his formal ballet and contemporary training with Pavilhão D Centro de Artes.
Goncalvez received a scholarship to attend the Harid Conservatory in 2010. In 2012, he was awarded the Rudolf Nureyev Fellowship Award. Upon graduating in 2014, Goncalvez received the Rory Schwartz Fellowship and Estelle Dennis Scholarship Awards to further his training at The Washington School of Ballet under the direction of Kee Juan Han. He also competed at YAGP, where he won the Youth American Grand Prix Award.