Company Artist with the Joffrey since 2022
Born in Uberlândia (Minas Gerais), Brazil, Wictor Hugo Pedroso began dancing at nine years old with the Ballet Vórtice under Guiomar Boaventura. During this period in Brazil, he participated in many ballet competitions, and in 2010 he participated in the YAGP International Finals in New York City.
At 14, he joined the Princess Grace Academy in Monte-Carlo, where he performed the works of many world-renowned choreographers, such as George Balanchine, Mats Ek, Jiri Kylian, Marco Goecke, Jean Christophe Maillot, and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. At age 15, he performed with The Royal Ballet in their production of Manon by Kenneth MacMillan.
After graduating in 2016, he became a member of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne in Switzerland, where he danced lead roles in various ballets of Maurice Béjart: 7 danses grecques, The Magic Flute, The Nutcracker, Und so weiter, Rossiniana, and Le Prèsbytere (Ballet for Life). He participated in the creation of Dixit, a piece written and directed by Marc Hollogne with choreographies by Maurice Béjart and Gil Roman, Eclats by Julio Arozarena, and Tous les hommes presque toujours s'imaginent by Gil Roman.
He also danced many other masterpieces from Maurice Béjart, such as Boléro, The 9th symphony, Le Mandarin Merveilleux, and many more, on stages all over the world like Tokyo, Paris, Dubai, Athens, Brussels, Stuttgart, Budapest, Tel Aviv, Shanghai, Madrid, Bucharest, and many other places throughout Europe and Asia.