A native of Port of Spain, Trinidad, Tina Pereira studied at Canada’s National Ballet School and joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2001. She was promoted to First Soloist in 2009.
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 also danced in The Sleeping Beauty,
Swan Lake, Cinderella, Symphony in C, Monotones I, The
Four Seasons and Chroma.
she danced in the world premiere of Romeo
and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky and the North American premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by
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, O.C.
Pereira's gorgeous line and hyperextended legs were also highlighted to great
“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
“Equally impressive was Tina Pereira’s electric performance as a Bee.”
The National Post, 2010