Minneapolis Ballet Dancers

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Wesley Rocha

Artist

Wesley is from Vitória, Brazil. Wesley began classical ballet training at Expressão & Arte Studio de Dança in Cariacica, Brazil under the direction of Helen Cristine. In 2003 he received his training at the ballet school Espaco da Danca in Villa Velha. In 2008, Wesley moved to Rio de Janeiro to complete his training at school of dance Petite Dance. In 2009 joined the ballet company Dancar a Vida (Dancing Life Company) in Rio de Janeiro. He has Performed in the following Brazilian acclaimed original spectaculars: Villa Lobos, Uma Cançáo de Amor, Nos Passos da Dança, De Tudo se Faz Canção and Enquanto A Banda Passar. Each show was performed live in 60 performances over a 6 month period. He has performed guest principal roles in full-length productions of The Nutcracker, Don Quixote, Swan Lake and Giselle.

He also performed role from  La Bayadère, Pas d`Action, La Corsair pas deux, Coppelia,Pas de Duex, Feridool Pas de  Trois, Peasant Pas de Deux, Swan Lake Pas de trois and Harlequinade. Wesley participated in the biggest dance festivals in Brazil, Competitiva (Competitive Exhibition). Administered by Instituto Festical de Dança de Joinville, SC, Brazil, Jul 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.XXVI Festival Nacional de Dança. Administered by Conselho Brasileiro da Dança, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2009, 2010 and 2011. Wesley recently moved to Minneapolis and has danced with Continental Ballet Company for the season 2015/2016.