Renato Penteado


Hometown:  São Paulo, Brazil

Renato Penteado was born in São Paulo, Brazil, where he began his dance training at the age of seven with Ballet Twin’s Academy, Studium Marisa Ballet and Municipal School of Ballet in São Paulo. In 1997, he joined “Special Group of Classical Dances of São Paulo.” Through a course with “Cuballet” under the direction of Laura Alonso, he danced as a Soloist in Giselle. In 1998, he was invited to dance the lead role of Siegfried in Swan Lake. He received many National Ballet Awards in competitions throughout Brazil and in 1998 he competed in the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Miss. and Varna, Bulgaria. He was then invited by Edward Villella to join Miami City Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet, and was promoted to principal dancer in 2004. Penteado has danced many principal roles nationally and internationally with Miami City Ballet including in Torino, Italy, Paris, Venezuela and Canada.

Roles since joining MCB

Sir Frederick Ashton
Les Patineurs

George Balanchine
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon)
Ballet Imperial
Bourrée Fantasque
Divertimento No. 15
George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™
Raymonda Variations
“Rubies” from Jewels
Scotch Symphony
Stars and Stripes

Symphony in C
Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
Theme and Variations

John Cranko
Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio)

Trey McIntyre
The Reassuring Effects of Form and Poetry

Justin Peck
Chutes and Ladders
Year of the Rabbit

Alexei Ratmansky
Symphonic Dances

Jerome Robbins
Afternoon of Faun
Dances at a Gathering
Fancy Free

Liam Scarlett

Twyla Tharp
In the Upper Room
Nine Sinatra Songs
“The Golden Section”

Paul Taylor
Arden Court
Piazzolla Caldera

Edward Villella
The Neighborhood Ballroom

Classical Repertoire
“Aurora’s Wedding,” Marius Petipa
“Black Swan Pas de Deux,” Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Coppélia, Arthur Saint-Léon (Franz)
Don Quixote, Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky (Basilio)
Giselle, Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot
Paquita, Marius Petipa and Joseph Mazilier

Penteado has originated roles in Alexei Ratmansky’s Symphonic Dances, Liam Scarlett’s Viscera, and Edward Villella’s The Neighborhood Ballroom.