Carlos dos Santos, Jr. is a noted Brazilian performer and choreographer, who performed as a principal dancer with major Brazilian dance companies such as, Bale Folclorico da Bahia, Bale Teatro Castro Alves and DanceBrazil. In the U.S., Mr. Dos Santos has performed with Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, and the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, where he also served as a company teacher.
His choreographic credits include works for Colorado Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, American Dance Festival, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, DanceBrazil, Cape town dance company (South Africa), Alvin Ailey 2, Joffrey Ballet 2, Houston ballet 2, CUNY residency choreographer, WKY University Residency choreographer. He has created many projects with Dance Brasil, including his latest collaboration with award-winning composer, Tania Leon. Mr. Dos Santos has taught at dance schools, colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad and has served as a jury member and resident choreographer of Youth America Grand Prix international student ballet competition since its inception.