Hugo Pimentel

Born in Salvador, Brazil, Hugo Pimentel started studying Classical Dance at the age of 17. This led him to complete a degree in Dance at the Bahia State Federal University. Throughout his studies, he had the opportunity to participate in various dance projects involving different styles such as afro, jazz and contemporary.

Hugo then started working on various cruise ships as a dancer with MSC and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines in South America, Europe, the Middle East and the Caribbean. This allowed him to explore many different styles such as ballet, jazz, musical, street dance and ballroom dance. After moving to Quebec in 2018, Hugo joined Les Ballets Ouest de Montreal and danced on their latest productions: the Nutcracker and Ella. He also performed for the Vue sur la Relève Festival with La Compagnie Pauline Berndsen. During summer 2019, he danced in François Girard’s production of The Flying Dutchman for the Quebec Opera Festival.

Height: 5,11
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
UDA: Permissionnaire

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Bachelor of Dance Federal University of Bahia (UFBA – Salvador, Brazil) 2012 Ballet – Cuban Methodology Juliana Stagliório Dance School (Salvador, Brazil), in partnership with the National Ballet School of the Republic of Cuba


Ballet / Contemporary dance / Jazz / Modern dance (Isadora Duncan and Martha Graham / Musical / Afro / Commercial Hip-Hop / Social dance


Quebec Opera Festival (2019)
Dancer on the Met Opera production “The Phantom Vessel” produced by the Opéra de Québec, directed by François Girard and choreographed by Carolyn Choa

Vue sur la Relève Festival (2019)
Contemporary duo “Temps Avenir” with the company Pauline Berndsen Danse

Figuration Sin La Habana (2019)
Dancer on the feature film “Sin La Habana”, productions Voyelles Films

Ballet West of Montreal (2018-2019)
Dancer in The Nutcracker: Waltz Lead, Arab Pas de Deux, Russian Pas de Deux
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines – RCCL (2017 – 2018)
Dancer aboard RCCL’s Rhapsody of the Seas (US), Choreography Styles: Social Dance, Musical, Ballet, Commercial Hip-Hop
Worldwide Entertainment Productions (2013 – 2017)
Dancer aboard several cruise ships of MSC Cruise (Italy), choreography styles: Musical, Ballet, Funky and Jazz
Bahia State Cultural Foundation – Salvador, Brazil (2011 – 2012)
Ballet teacher at the dance school for students aged 8 to 25
Corps de ballet – Opera La Traviata, directed by Francisco Mayrink (2009) Performance with the Bahia Symphony Orchestra (Salvador, Brazil)
Contemporary dance teacher for children with special needs (2009)
Trainee for the “Poeticas da Diferença” program during my bachelor’s degree in dance at the Federal University of Bahia (Salvador, Brazil)