Tina Pereira was born in Port of Spain,
Trinidad and trained at Canada’s National Ballet School. She joined The
National Ballet of Canada in 2001 and became a First Soloist in 2009.
Ms. Pereira’s repertoire includes The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Lise in La Fille mal gardée, Katerina in The Taming of the Shrew, the title role
in Carmen and a lead role in In The Upper Room. She has also danced
in Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan
Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Symphony
in C, Monotones I, The Four Seasons, Emergence, Chroma and Pur ti
Miro. Recently, Ms. Pereira danced in the Canadian
premiere of Nijinsky by John
In 2007, Ms. Pereira won The Seventh International
Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize and was invited to perform Prokofiev Pas de Deux at the New York debut of Morphoses.
Tina Pereira is sponsored
through Dancers First by The Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C.
“The Bee is a brilliant virtuoso
intervention during the famous Waltz of the Flowers that has Pereira weaving
through the corps de ballets in thrilling fashion.” The Globe and Mail,
“Tina Pereira's gorgeous line and hyperextended legs were
also highlighted to great effect.” Danceview Times, 2012
“Tina Pereira is a petite sizzler, Carmen
as catalyst to the men she brings down with a flick of her finger or pointed
toe.” Toronto Star, 2009