Cristina Perera

female dancer, choreographer, dance trainer
Cristina Perera - female dancer, choreographer, dance trainer
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • Native language: Portugese
  • Other languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, German
  • Age: 53
  • Height: 160
  • Weight: 50
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Drivers Licence: 1
had her dance education in classical Ballet at the Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro and Salle Pleyel in Paris. Her Modern and Contemporary Education started in London at The London Contemporary Dance School and continued in New York at Alvin Ailey Dance School with a Full Merit Scholarship. Cristina Perera has performed as a soloist and principal dancer around the world with various companies and worked with the most notable figures in the performing arts such as Frederick Ashton, Flemming Flindt, Ulysses Dove, Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Mark Morris, Peter Sellars, John Adams, Robert Wilson, Philip Glass, George Tabori, Marcia Haydee and many others. She has choreographed ballets, concert dance pieces, dance theatre, musicals, films and music videos in many European countries, in Asia, North America and South America alike. In 2008 she was the artistic director of Cirque du Soleil's production “Alegria” with whom she still freelances as a Casting Partner. She has recently won the price “Aesthetics Interaction” from the Brazilian foundation for the arts FUNARTE for one of her productions in Brazil. Currently Ms Perera is working on her own projects and choreographing in Europe, USA and Brazil.


  • Municipal Theatre of Rio, Brazil
  • Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
  • Alvin Ailey (Full Merit Scholarship), N.Y., USA
  • London Contemporary Dance School, London
  • New York Conservatory of Dance, N.Y., USA
Teachers Ballet:
  • Tatiana Leskova, Rio, Brazil
  • Goube (Paris Opera), Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
  • Messerer (Bolshoi Ballet),London UK
  • Vladimir Dokoudousky, Alexander Filipov, N.Y., USA
Teachers Modern:
  • Jane Dudley, London, UK
  • Carol Fried, Denis Jefferson, N.Y., USA
  • Diana Gray, A.D.F. USA
Teachers Jazz:
  • Bruce Tayler, America Dance Festival,
  • Miguel Godreau, Fred Benjamin, N.Y., USA


  • Ballet
  • Modern Dance
  • Jazz Dance
  • Hip Hop
  • Horton
  • Tango
  • Salsa
  • Contemporary
  • Actor
  • Singer


Balet Fest Sarajevo Bosnia /Inside Out 2012 National Theatre of Sarajevo, Cristina Perera, Concept, Choreography and Solo Performance Touch Base 2010 A-Trane, Cristina Perera, Director, Carmen 2008 Cia of Movimento CP/ Brazil, Cristina Parera, Carmen, eMoment 2006 Camäleon Theater GmbH Berlin, Cristina Perera, Soloist, Bagdad Café 2005 Percy Adlon/Paris, Blanca Li, Soloist, Prada/Commercial 2005 Motion Pictures GmbH/Studio Babelsberg, Blanca Li, Soloist, Orfeo 2004 Italien World Premier /Ismael Ivo Dance Companie, Ismael Ivo, Euridike/Soloist, Olhos dágua 2004 Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Berlin, Ismael Ivo, Soloist, Black Berlin City Bus Tour 2004 Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Berlin, Ismael Ivo, Josephin Baker/Soloist, Oedipus 2002 Berliner Ensemble-Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Ismael Ivo + Marcia Haydee/Director: Georg Tebori, Antigone, Div. Productions 1997 Tanz Theater Wien, Liz King, Soloist, Div. Productions 1995 Caprioli Dance Camp./Stockholm/Italie+German Tour, C. Caprioli, Soloist, Lulu 1992 Städtische Bühnen Münster, Brigitte Trommler, Principal Role, Div. production 1991/92 Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal Canada/USA/Russia, Genevieve Salbaing, Soloist, Closing Notice(Film) 1990 NYC/USA, Donald Byrd, Actress/Soloist, Dance Express 1990 NYC/USA, Michael Mao, Soloist, Judith Jamison Projéct 1988/90 Alvin Ailey/NYC American Tour, Judith Jamison, Soloist, Nixon in China/(Opera) 1988 USA + Europa Tour, Marc Morris, Soloist, Civil Wars(Opera) 1987/88 Netherlands/NY USA, Ulysses Dove, The rain Priestess, Div. Productions 1982 Erica Drew Dance Comp. Boston USA, Erica Drew, Soloist, The Triumpf of Death 1982 Flemming Flindt Comp., German+Scandinavan Tour, Flemming Flindt, Soloist, Div. Productions 1981 Fusion Dance Comp. Miama USA, William Lord, Soloist, Salome 1980 Flemming Flindt Comp., German+Scandinavan Tour, Flemming Flindt, Soloist, Amazonic Forest 1976 Ballet of Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Dalal Aschar, Soloist by Frederic Ashton, Aladin(Film) 1976 Brazil Production, Rio, Brazil, Cristina Perera, Soloist/Choreographer, First Winter Festival 1976 Ballet of Rio de Janeiro Brazil, Margot Fonteyn,Georgina Parkinson,Doreen Wells, Soloist,

Career experience: Choreography

Apolo India ( Event ) 2013 Gravity Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, Apolo , Cristina Perera, Concept, Light Design, Choreographer Victim Of Ritual ( Music Video ) 2013 Hunger Film UG, Universal Music , Cristina Perera, Choreographer FUNARTE ( National Foundation for the Arts ) 2013 Theater Cacilda Becker, Riode Janeiro , Cristina Perera, Jury-Dance Program Balet Fest Sarajevo Bosnia /Inside Out 2012 National Theatre of Sarajevo, Cristina Perera, Concept, Choreography and Solo Performance Süchtig Juli (Music Video) 2011 Schattenwandler ( Universal Music), Cristina Perera, Choreographer, World Premiere 2011 Michigan, USA, Cristina Perera, Happendance, Berlin Masterproject 2010 Stage Factory, Crsitina Perera, Artistic Director, Touch Base 2010 A-Trane, Crisitna Perera, Director, Dance Concert 2010 Artevaria,Italie, Crisitna Perera, CMS Fair 2009 2009 Nilfisk-ALTO, Cristina Perera, Nivea /Commercial 2009 2009 Tempomedia Filmproduktion GmbH, Cristina Perera, Prize Winner 2009 FUNARTE/ Brazil, Cristina Perera, Creative Director/Choreography Trusting 2009 MAXIM`S Dance Comp., Cristina Perera, Alegria 2008 Cirque du Soleil/South Amercan Tour , Cristina Perera, Artistic Director, RESGATES 2008 Cia of Movimento CP/ Brazil , Cristina Perera, Director, Carmen 2008 Cia of Movimento CP/ Brazil , Cristina Perera, Der Eintänzer (Film) 2007 Film Academy Baden Württemberg, 20s /Director: Gregor Erler, with Ludgar Pistor, eMoment 2006 Camäleon Theater GmbH Berlin, Tango/Modern, Sugerplum Fairy (Music Video) 2006 shotzfilm GmbH/Berlin, Jazz, BelaB Feat 1.2.3... (Music Video) 2006 QFilmproduction/Hamburg, Jazz, "Small Group" Skater competition 07 2006 Kieler RV, Skater, "Small Group" Skater competition 06 2005 Kieler RV, Skater, Youth Integration Project 2004/05 Haus der Kulturen der Welt/Berlin, Funky Jazz/Hip Hop, BMW Fashion Show 2004 BMW/Munich, Cristina Perera, No More 2003 Bralen Tanzcompanie, Bratislave Slowakia, Modern Dance, Transport und Logistig Messe 2003 avcommunication GmbH, Modern Dance, Dancer, Choreographer International Fashion-Revue 2003 Agentur Rachlé, Österr. Tour, Revue/Catwalk, Letting Go 2001 Bralen Tanzcompanie, Bratislave Slowakia, Modern Dance, West Side Story 2000 John Jay Theatre, N.Y., USA, Musical, Choreographic work in progress 2000 Danza Contemporeanea de Cuba, Habana, Modern/Contemporary, Hard Times 1999 Vivace Dance Art, Berlin, Modern, Jazz, Duo 1999 BalletBuilders NY99, N.Y., USA, Neo Klassik, Tabaluga & Lilli (Peter Maffay) 1999 Theatro Centro Oberhausen, Musical, Der nackte Michelangelo 1998 Schaubühne Berlin, Dance theater, Assistant of George Tabori/Ismael Ivo, Under Time 1997 Dance theater Bralen, Bratislava, Slovakia, Modern Contemporary, Close Encounters 1997 Tanz Theatre Wien, Modern, Dance theater, Musical Showcase 1996/97 Performing Arts Studio, Vienna, Austria, Musical, Belle 1996 MRPE, N.Y., USA, Tanztheater, Co-Director, Fame 1996 Sumer Theater, Camp, N.Y., USA, Musical, pippin 1996 MRPE, N.Y., USA, Musical, Windows 1995 a New Musical Drama, N.Y., USA, Musical, N.Y. Workshop 1994 Duos-Duality, N.Y., USA, Modern Contemporary, A Chorus Line 1994 M.R. Dance Company, N.Y., USA, Musical, Into the Woods 1994 M.R. Dance Company, N.Y., USA, Musical, Somthing Like it 1992 Dance Theatre Münster, Tanztheater, Pricipal Director Dia Baram Burning Up 1991 Danza-Teatro, Artevaris3 in One, Torino Italy, Modern Contemporary, Introspection 1990 Singapore Dance Theatre, Modern, Contemporary, Pesadelos Vividos 1989 Serenity, E.Lansing, USA, Tanztheater, Shades 1989 Serenity, E. Lansing, USA, Neoklassik, Future Talks 1987 Boston Summer Camp. USA, Musical, Regional Comm. 1987 Boston, USA, Jazz, Regie Heinz Gourmet, Les Debutantes 1986 Boston Summer Camp., USA, Modern, Contemporary,

Other References

FUNARTE ( National Foundation for the Arts ) 2013 Theater Cacilda Becker, Riode Janeiro , Cristina Perera, Jury-Dance Program Balet Fest Sarajevo Bosnia /Inside Out 2012 National Theatre of Sarajevo, Cristina Perera, Concept, Choreography and Solo Performance Audition/London/Brussels/Berlin 2009 Cirque du Soleil, Cristina Perera, Casting, Italy/Montepulciano 2009 Artevaria, Modern, Jazz, Teaching/Workshop, Czech Republic Brno 2008/09 MAXIM`S Dance Comp. , Modern, Repertoire, Teaching/Workshop, Tanzfestival 2007/08/09 Bratislava, Ballet, Modern, Teaching Summer workshop, USA 2007/08 RCPA Center Performing Arts, Modern, Tanztheater, Teaching/Workshop, Audition / Prague 2007 Cirque du Soleil, Crisitina Perera, Casting, Tanz in Bozen 2004/03/02 Ballettsommer Bozen, Tanzfestival, Jazz/Horton Technique Int./Adv., Teacher/Workshop, Berlin 2002 Friedrichstadtpalast, Horton Technique, Teacher/Workshop, Bratislave 2002 Dance festival Bratislava, Horton Technique, Teacher/Workshop, Wien 2002 Impulstanz, Vienna International Dance Festival, Horton Technique, Teacher/Workshop, Wien Tanz Theater Wien, Horton Technique, Teaching Professional, France Aix-en Provence, Ecole de Danse, Ballet, Teaching, Netherlands Noes Dance Center, Rotherdam, Ballet, Teaching, Schweden Balletakademien, Stockholm, Ballet, Teaching, Praque Duncan Center, Horton Technique, Teacher/Workshop, Weimar Deutsches National Theater, Horton Technique, Teacher/Ballet Master, USA E. Lansing High School, Creative Workshop, Teaching, USA Ballet School of Perf. Arts E. Lansing, Ballet, Teaching, Bratislava Dance Theatre Bralen, Horton, Ballet, Teaching Professional Master Classes, Wien Performing Arts Studio Vienna, Ballet, Horton, Jazz, Teaching, Wien Move on Studio, Vienna, Modern, Horton, Teaching, Wien Dance Academy Vienna, Modern, Horton, Teaching, USA Westchester Council for the Arts, N.Y., , Teaching Dance in Education Program, USA SUNY Purchase Unversity, N.Y., Ballet, Teacher, USA Mark Ruhala Studio, N.Y., Ballet, Modern, Horton, Jazz, Teacher, USA Boston Summer Camp., Ballet, Teaching, Torino Italy Danza Teatro Artevaria, Modern Horton, jazz, Teaching, Greece Athens State School of Ballet, Ballet, Teacher,