Carlos dos Santos, Jr.
Carlos dos Santos, Jr., is a recognized dancer, choreographer and teacher. He has performed as a principal dancer with major US and Brazilian dance companies, including the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Complexions, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Grupo Salto, Bale Folclorico da Bahia, Bale Teatro Castro Alves, and DanceBrazil, where he also served as a rehearsal director.
Mr. dos Santos’ choreographic credits include works for Colorado Ballet, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, American Dance Festival, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and DanceBrazil, as well as his own solo performances around the world.
He has been featured in numerous TV programs as an actor, dancer and model. His TV credits include appearances on PBS in the US and SBT TV in Brazil, as well as coverage as a performer and choreographer in news programs around the world. His acting career included Medea Materialis for the New York Fringe Festival, Dream on Monkey Mountain with the Denver Center Theater Company, Chaplin with the Edison Souto Theatre Group, Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands with the Fernando Guerreiro Theatre Group, and Yalorixa, a popular Brazilian soap-opera.
Mr. dos Santos has taught at dance festivals, schools and universities around the world, including the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, The Ailey School, Steps on Broadway, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance School and International Summer Institute, DanceBrazil, Academy of Colorado Ballet, Youth America Grand Prix Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition for Students, as well as master classes in the US, Italy, Switzerland, Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Czech Republic, Argentina, and Brazil.