Luiz Gustavo Madubuike, from Sao Paolo Brazil, received his training from the Bolshoi Theatre School in Brazil, and the Company of Arts Sao Paolo. He won 1st place in several ballet competitions in Brazil, and received a scholarship to study with Lamondance Company in Vancouver, where he danced many principal roles. He also performed with the Royal City Ballet Company in Vancouver, and the Cia de Danca Company in Brazil. During the 2016-17 season with Virginia National Ballet, Gustavo performed in The Nutcracker, the World Premieres of La Boheme, Bohemian Rhapsody, Snow White, and at the Arts Alive Festival and Gainesville Ballet Spring Recital. He is thankful to be dancing again with Virginia National Ballet in 2017-18.