Algarve International Dance Competitions


Faro . Algarve . Portugal


Barbora Hruskova - pré-seleção/pre selection

Ballet Master at the National Ballet of Portugal

Former Principal Dancer at National Ballet of Portugal

Former first Soloist at the Royal Ballet of Flanders

Carlos Pinillos

Born in Madrid.

Principal Dancer at CNB – National Ballet Company.

He made his professional debut with Ballet Victor Ullate in 1995.

He has worked with choreographers such as Mischa van Hoecke, Niels Christie, Uwe Schölz, Robert North, Kevin O’Day, Mauro Bigonzetti, Jiri Kylian or Nacho Duato.

She performed the main roles in ballets from the classical repertoire such as “Giselle” (G. Garcia), “Coppélia” (J. Auld), “The Lady of the Camellias” (M. Balkan) or “O Swan Lake” (M. Balkan ). De Ullate, based on Petipa's version, danced the great classic “Don Quijote”, playing the role of Basilio.

His partners include names such as Tamara Rojo, Dária Klimentová, Alina Cojocaru, Cristine Camille or Ana Lacerda, but it is with Filipa de Castro that Carlos almost always represents the CNB in ​​the most prestigious international dance events.

The international magazine Dance Europe highlights his interpretation of Romeo and Juliet by J. Cranko, together with Leonor de Távora, mentioning Carlos as one of the 100 best dancers of the moment.

In 2023, he presents the show “Nuestros Nombres”, written by him, inspired by the literary work of José Saramago and which was part of the official celebrations of the Centenary of the Birth of Saramago.


Cynthia Harvey

Cynthia Harvey’s style marked her as one of the most versatile and valued artists. Ms Harvey danced virtually
every ballerina role with American Ballet Theatre and had the distinction of being invited by Sir Anthony
Dowell to be a principal ballerina of the Royal Ballet-the first American dancer to have that honour. Harvey
performed as guest artist with Baryshnikov and Company, Nureyev and Friends, and numerous internationally
renowned ballet companies before retiring in 1996.
Ms. Harvey appeared as Kitri, opposite Mikhail Baryshnikov in his production of Don Quixote, in variations
from Paquita and Les Sylphides,  (American Ballet Theatre Dances Petipa) and in Natalia Makarova’s
documentary, “Ballerina”. She featured in British Director, Christopher Nupen’s, Channel 4 film titled,
“Tchaikowsky’s Women” and is also a featured artist in the Fred Weismann documentary on The American
Ballet Theatre. She appeared in background dancing scenes in the film, The Turning Point.
Co-author of “Physics of Dance & the Pas de Deux”, she has been guest teacher for The Norwegian National
Ballet Company where aside from teaching and coaching she helped re-stage a production of The Sleeping
Beauty in 2008 and where in 2009 she staged her own complete production of the ballet Giselle. In October
2010, the premiere of her full-length production of The Sleeping Beauty for The Hong Kong Ballet was met
with acclaim, and in 2014 Ms Harvey staged a full-length Don Quixote for Singapore Dance Theatre which was
named as one of the years’ best productions by Dance Europe. The Finnish National Ballet premiered her
production of Giselle in 2018.
Ms. Harvey retired in May 2022 from the position of Artistic Director of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
School, the school for American Ballet Theatre, which she led for over six years. Ms. Harvey is in demand as a
guest teacher and repetiteur. She has taught for The American Ballet Theatre, The Australian
Ballet, Semperöper Ballett, Dresden, Teatro Alla Scala in Milano, The Finnish National Ballet and Royal
Swedish Ballet and has been is a regular guest ballet instructor for The Zürich Ballett since 2012. She has also
taught periodically at The Royal Ballet School in London as well as the School for the Basel Ballet and was
Principal Guest teacher for the English National Ballet School. She will begin a new position as guest repetiteur
for ENB in August of 2023. After serving as a coach, teacher, and president of the jury for the Prix de Lausanne,
since 2022, Ms. Harvey now acts as co-host of their livestream.
Ms. Harvey has served on the board of DanceEast, the national agency for dance in England and was a
prominent member of the committee that saw major ballet directors and ballet school directors from around the
world gather to discuss issues relating to improving life for ballet companies and schools. She stepped down as
the standards assessor for The Council for Dance Education and Training in the U.K. in 2010. Co-founder of En
Avant Foundation, Ms. Harvey delivered scholarships to prodigious students and scheduled coaching sessions
with prominent artists from the international ballet world. She is a member of the International Council of
Dance and is patron for bbodance (formerly British Ballet Organisation), which serves in promoting excellence
in dance training internationally.
In June 2019 Ms. Harvey was awarded a cultural award for her contribution to ballet in Brazil. In July 2022, she
received the W!SE Inspirational Leadership Award for quality in artistic leadership, and in May 2023, Ms
Harvey received Dance Open America’s Career Achievement Award.

Daniel Cardoso

Graduated at Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional, in Lisbon

Founder, artistic director and choreographer at contemporary dance company Quorum Ballet

Member of the General Council of Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional

Guest teacher of contemporary dance at Vaganova Academy, in St. Petersburg, Russia

Dimitri Magitov

Started his dance studies at a ballet school in Kiev and then went to the Ballet Academy in Moscow where he graduated in 1992.

He had his first engagement with the Moscow State Theatre.

Studied at the State Institute of Theatrical Arts in Moscow, at the Ballet Pedagogical Faculty.

In 1996/97 joined the Stuttgart Ballet corps de ballet. His promotion to Soloist followed in 2004/05. With the Stuttgart Ballet Mr. Magitov has danced numerous solo roles.

Successfully completed the Ballet teacher training courses at Wurttemberg StateTheatre and the State Academy of Ballet named John Cranko in Stuttgart.

From 2010 he became the teachers of the John Cranko School, State Ballet Academy/Vocational School.

Represents the John Cranko School and Stuttgart Ballet as judge end teacher at international competitions
and workshops.

Fernando Coelho

University Professor of Classical Dance

Trained at the Helfany & Jânia Dance Center and the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim/Heidelberg

Director of the Master's Department in Dance Pedagogy at the Palucca University of Dance Dresden

Ballet teacher, pas de deux, variation and methodology/didactics at Palucca Universidade de Dança

International experience as ballet master and assistant director at Landestheater Salzburg, Accordanse Dance Cia, Fundação Fluminense de Ballet, Companhia de DançaDeborah Colker and Corpo de Baile da Cidade de Niterói

Ballet Master and Choreography Assistant at Landestheater Salzburg

Assistant director and professor of classical dance at SEAD - Academia Experimental de Dança de Salzburg (1999-2003)

Artistic advisor and coordinator of the Association "L'Avant-Scène Danse Jânia Batista" Lausanne

Founding member of the dance foundation "Fundação Fluminense de Ballet" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Roberto Altamura

Graduated at SPID Italian Professional Dance School, in Milan

Graduated in contemporary dance at Merce Cunningham Dance Company, in New York

Dance teacher at instituions like Ballettakademie Wiener Staatsoper (VIBE Vienna), Dongduk Women's University and Kookmin University, both in Seoul (VIBE Korea)

Artistic Director of the school Milan City Ballet

Founder and artistic director of Milano Contemporary Ballet company, collaborating with Company Wayne McGregor

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