July 27 - 31, 2020
Guest Instructor: Renato Penteado
World-renowned professional dancer, instructor, and former Miami City Ballet Principal Dancer Renato Penteado returns to Toledo Ballet to lead this summer intensive, sharing his extraordinary knowledge and skills with our dancers. This intensive is designed for advanced level students who desire to improve their technique and learn new combinations and choreography. This weeklong intensive will conclude with an in-studio performance.
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Mr. Penteado was born in São Paulo Brazil, where he began his dance training at the age of seven. He began his training, with Ballet Twin’s Academy and Studium Marisa Ballet. In 1997, Mr. Penteado participated in a program called “Special Group of Classical Dancers of São Paulo”. Through a course with “Cuballet” under the direction of Laura Alonso, he danced as a soloist in Giselle. In 1998, he was invited to dance the lead role of “Siegfried” in Swan Lake. Later that year, he became a semifinalist at the International Competition in Jackson, Mississippi and Varna, Bulgaria. Mr. Penteado was invited by Mr. Villella to join the Miami City Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet, and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 2004. In 2007, he married the Principal Ballet Mistress, Roma Sosenko.
He has performed many leading roles in the Balanchine repertoire, including, Donizetti Variations, Symphony in C, Tarantella, Ballet Imperial and Tchaikovsky’s Pas de Deux, to name a few. Additionally, Mr. Penteado has performed in Jerome Robin’s Fancy Free, Dances at a Gathering, and In the Night, as well as Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs, In the Upper Room and the Golden Section. He has performed the lead roles in Don Quixote, Giselle and Edward Villella’s The Neighborhood Ballroom among many others. In 2011, together with the Miami City Ballet, Mr. Penteado performed in the dance festival, “Les Etes De La Danse” in Paris, France, where the company danced for three weeks at Theatre du Chatelet. He has served on the faculty of Miami City Ballet during various summer programs and has taught numerous Summer Intensive Classes for Toledo Ballet. Mr. Penteado also performed in Jerome Robin’s West Side Story Suite and Christopher’s Wheeldon Polyphonia in 2013 - 2014 Season under the new Artist Director, Lourdes Lopez. He has danced many principal roles nationally and internationally with Miami City Ballet including in Torino, Italy, Paris, Venezuela and Canada. He has also been a Principal Guest Artist in several of Toledo Ballet’s Nutcrackers performing the roles of Snow King and Cavalier. In 2016, Mr. Penteado won the nomination of Dance Magazine’s Readers Choice Award for Best Male Performance. Mr. Penteado recently retired as a Principal Dancer with Miami City Ballet and is now teaching full-time at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.
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