Originally from São Caetano do Sul in São Paulo, Brazil, Thiago Rodrigo Dos Santos trained at Escola de Ballet Sandra Amaral in São Caetano Do Sul, and also at the Espaco de Dancas e Artes Paulista in São Paulo. Dos Santos completed his training at the Pacific Dance Arts in Vancouver before joining the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company in 2008 as a member of the Corps de Ballet.
His repertoire with the RWB includes Drosslemeier and Arabian in Nutcracker, Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Romeo & Juliet, Mauricio Wainrot’s Carmina Burana, Toer van Schayk’s Seventh Symphony, Peter Quanz’ Quantz by Quanz, Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet, Swan Lake, Dracula, The Ecstasy of Rita Joe and Val Caniparoli’s A Cinderella Story. His other repertoire includes Don Quixote, Coppélia, Paquita, Giselle and Sylvia.
Dos Santos performed in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games Cultural Olympiad and was part of the RWB’s 70th Anniversary Tour to Israel.
Photo: Réjean Brandt Photography