Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kleber Rebello was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and began his ballet studies at the age of 10 at the Escola de Dança Spinelli. As a young dancer, Rebello participated and was a first prize winner in many major competitions throughout the world: at the age of 13, he won the Premio Jorge Tomin (a medal of legitimate gold) in Córdoba, Argentina, and the Prix de Lausanne, Youth America Grand Prix, Beijing International Competition, Festival Internacional de Dança de Joinville, among others.
In 2009, he attended the MCB Summer Intensive and received a scholarship for Miami City Ballet School. In 2010 he joined Miami City Ballet as an apprentice, was promoted to corps de ballet the same year and to soloist in 2011. He was then promoted to principal soloist in 2012 and to principal dancer in 2013.
Through his career with Miami City Ballet, Rebello has performed at the Les Étés de la Danse in Paris; Vancouver and Ottawa, Canada; and at the Guggenheim’s Works in Process series in New York City. Rebello has also performed as a principal guest dancer in the Internacional Gala de São Paulo in Brazil and Monterrey International Ballet Gala in Mexico.
In 2011, Dance Magazine selected him as one of their annual “25 to Watch” dancers.
Roles since joining MCB
Sir Frederick Ashton
Diana and Actaeon Pas de Deux
Divertimento No. 15
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™
The Four Temperaments
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue
Symphony in Three Movements
The Steadfast Tin Soldier
Theme and Variations
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
Flower Festival Pas de Deux
Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio)
Chutes and Ladders
Dances at the Gathering
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky (Basilio)
Rebello has originated feature roles in Justin Peck’s Chutes and Ladders and Heatscape, Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances, and Liam Scarlett’s Euphotic and Viscera.