Jovani Furlan


Hometown:  Joinville, Brazil

Jovani Furlan was born in Joinville, Brazil and started dancing at age 11 at The Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil. During his seven years training there, he had a vast study program with classes including pas de deux, contemporary dance, Russian character dance, popular French dance, piano, flute, history of ballet, history of music, English and gymnastics.

In 2010, Furlan participated in the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Miss. and was offered a full scholarship to attend MCB School by former artistic director Edward Villella. He started training at the School in January 2011, and in March of the same year became a school apprentice with Miami City Ballet. In January 2012 he was promoted to company apprentice and five months later was promoted to the corps de ballet. Furlan was promoted to soloist in 2015.

Roles since joining MCB

Richard Alston
Carmen (Don Jose)

George Balanchine
Allegro Brillante
Ballet Imperial
Episodes (Paul Taylor solo)
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ (Cavalier)
La Valse
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Square Dance
Swan Lake
Symphony in Three Movements
Theme and Variations

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet (Romeo)

Justin Peck

Alexei Ratmansky
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
Dances at a Gathering
West Side Story Suite (Tony)
The Concert

Liam Scarlett

Paul Taylor
Mercuric Tidings
Piazzolla Caldera

Twyla Tharp
Nine Sinatra Songs

Christopher Wheeldon

Classical Repertoire
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky