Born in the heart of the Amazon, trained in Rio de Janeiro, Boca Raton and Paris, Marcelo Gomes is one of the most sought-after male ballet dancers today. A Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre in New York City, Marcelo also performs with the world’s most prestigious ballet companies and star ballerinas.
Marcelo is a dancer in transition. Despite his tremendous work ethic, Marcelo knows the career of a dancer is brief; and like all dancers, he worries about what he’ll do next. After two major surgeries, how much longer will his body hold up? With his reputation on the line, does he have the talent and drive to become a serious choreographer? Follow Marcelo’s journey.