Robson Freire (Amazon State, Brazil) is a dancer and actor who first stepped on stage at age 10. After training in his hometown of Manaus, he moved to São Paulo in 1996 on a full scholarship with the historic Brazilian dance company, Ballet Stagium.
Freire studied with some of Brazil’s most prestigious professionals (Liliane Benevento, Ricardo Ordoñez, Décio Otero, Ismael Guiser and Yoko Okada), joining ventures in opera, theater and dance, including the 1996 Youth Coke Award Winner, O Pássaro do Limo Verde. Returning to Manaus in 1998, he joined the first generation of the Corpo de Dança of the Amazonas/CDA ((resident company of Amazonas Opera House), touring between 1998 and 2004 while receiving training from Ivo Karagueorguiev, Ronald E. Brown, Joffre Santos and Ivonice Satie. He then became the Ballet Master of the Balé Folclórico do Amazonas. He has choreographed for CDA, The Amazonas Opera Festival and the Brazilian opera, Pedro e Malazarte.
In 2001, Freire founded his own company, Elenco Alternativo de Dança, with the support of the Villa-Lobos Cultural Foundation (2001), the Government of Amazon State (2006), FUNARTE (2003 and the Manaus City Hall Counselor of Culture (2007). In 2006, he was invited by Ronald E. Brown to attend the First Dance Seminar of Long Beach State University.
Now based in California, Freire has danced in local companies such as Pacific Ballet Theater, while teaching in dance studios all over the city. In 2013, Freire joined Dance Arts Academy, bringing ballet for intermediate students as well as those brand new to the discipline and wishing to learn in a dynamic setting.
You can join Robson’s class on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings in Studio D. Please go to our schedule for more information on times, rates and discounts.