Older children, Adults
Partnering (pas de deux) instruction.
Mr. Valladon, Principal Dancer and Assistant Artistic Director for Dance Alive National Ballet, studied at Studio de Danças Cristina Helena in Brazil before joining Grupo Corpo Brazilian Dance Company. One year later he became Principal Dancer at Minas Gerais Dance Company. In 1995 he represented Brazil at the International Dance Competition is Osaka, Japan where he received the Lift Prize and a contract with Jeune Ballet de France. Mr. Valladon was then invited to join first the Rio de Janeiro Municipal Theatre Ballet and then Sesiminas Dance Company as Principal Dancer. Mr. Valladon has been awarded several Gold Medals, Revelation Prize, Character Dance Revelation Price and Grand Prix at the Joinville International Dance Festival, Brazil; Gold Medal Classic and Contemporary at the Brazilian Dance Council Competition, Brazil; Lift Prize at the International Dance Competition in Japan; Finalist at the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, and Concours de Danse de Paris, France. Mr. Valladon has danced the lead roles in all of the great classic ballets and is a descriptive and expressive contemporary dancer. He is technically brilliant, artistically profound, and loved by all audiences. His favorite role is the challenging role of Robin Hood in Kim Tuttle’s full length ballet of the same name.