Joined KCB in 2014

Lamin Pereira dos Santos was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and started dancing at Centro de Danca Rio under the direction of Mariza Estrella and coaching of Maria Angelica Fiorani. In 2007, Lamin was hired by The Ballet of Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro to perform in Dalal Achcar’s production of The Nutcracker as a soloist. Pereira dos Santos was awarded a Full Tuition Scholarship to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. In 2008 he was also awarded the first ever 2008 Northern Trust Award for Excellence. In 2011, he joined The Washington Ballet Studio Company where he was able to perform Prince Desire in Sleeping Beauty. He performed in the company’s production of Romeo and Juliet, Le Corsaire by Anna-Marie Holmes, Carmen and The Nutcracker. From 2011-2014, he joined the Orlando Ballet where he performed leading roles such as Romeo, Paris, Prince Sigfried, Prince Desire, Escamillo, Don Jose and contemporary works by Robert Hill, Peter Chu and Abdur-Rahim Jackson. In 2013, he performed a World Premiere by Helen Pickett at the Opening Night Gala and at the Inside Out Stage he performed a work by Devon Carney, the variation of Solor from La Bayadere and the White Swan Pas de Deux from Swan Lake coached by Devon Carney. In Mr. Pereira’s first season with Kansas City Ballet, he debuted as Albrecht in Giselle and had the privilege to be coached by Elaine Bauer, performed in The Nutcracker as Cavalier and performed featured roles in Alice (in wonderland) by Septime Webre, Wunderland by Edwaard Liang, The Four Temperaments by George Balanchine and Within Six by Andrea Schermoly. He was featured as artist to watch in KC Studio Magazine Sep/Oct 2015.

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