Emanuel Tavares Filho is from Brazil. He began studying classical ballet at the age of 14, at the Goretti Quintela Ballet School. He performed as a principal dancer in great Ballets like La Source, Don Quixote, Napoli, and La Bayadere, among others. He was awarded in several festivals as “best dancer”, receiving international and national scholarships. He most recently performed the role of Siegfried in Swan Lake with the Brazilian Company of Classical Dances in São Paulo. He is so thankful to be making his US debut with Virginia National Ballet.