ANDRÉ LUIS TEIXEIRA began studying ballet in his native Brazil at the age of 8. Six years later, he joined Sesiminas Companhia, where he rose through the ranks from corp de ballet to principal dancer. His repertoire includes leading roles in such classical ballets as Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, Sleeping Beauty, Paquita, Swan Lake and Nutcracker. Andre has won numerous gold and silver medals in international competitions. He joined NJB in 2013.