Vitor Luiz (© David Allen)
Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Joined as a Principal Dancer in 2009
Born in Juiz de Fora, Brazil, Vitor Luiz trained with Victor Navarro and Dalal Achcar, Pedro Kraszczuck, and the Royal Ballet School. He began his professional career with Birmingham Royal Ballet and performed as a principal dancer with Ballet do Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro prior to joining SF Ballet as a principal dancer in 2009. Since joining the Company he has performed a number of lead roles, including Prince Siegfried in Tomasson’s Swan Lake, Albrecht in Tomasson’s Giselle, Nutcracker Prince and Snow King in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, Mercutio in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, and Franz in Balanchine’s Coppélia. Luiz has created roles in Possokhov’s Talk to Her, Tomasson’s Trio, Wheeldon’s Number Nine, and Zanella’s Underskin. His repertory also includes Ashton’s Symphonic Variations; Balanchine’s Serenade, Symphony in C, and Theme and Variations; MacMillan’s Winter Dreams; Possokhov’s Classical Symphony and RAkU; Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons; Tomasson’s “Haffner” Symphony, Tuning Game, Prism, and 7 for Eight; and Wheeldon’s Ghosts.