Dancer Profile: Lamin Pereira dos Santos

Company Dancer Lamin Pereira dos Santos has been dancing with Kansas City Ballet since 2014.

Q: WHEN DID YOU START DANCING?

A: I started dancing at age 10 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Dancers Tempe Ostergren and Lamin Pereira dos Santos. Photography: Brett Pruitt & East Market Studios.

Q: what are your hobbies or special interests?

A: Photography and working out.

Q: as a professional athlete as well as artist, what makes up your diet and fitness routine?

A: I hit the gym at 6:00 a.m. at Onelife Fitness before ballet class Tuesday-Saturday at 9:15 a.m. I eat a high protein diet, low carbs, and lots of fruits and vegetables.

Q: What is something most people wouldn’t know about you?

A: I am from Brazil where we speak Portuguese, not Spanish. However, I can also speak Spanish. And, I am pretty crazy about my diets because I’ve really had to work hard to get where I am.

 

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