Tina Pereira

Tina Pereira 14/15 Photo Credits

Tina Pereira. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.

Biography

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, leaving in 2004 to dance with Dutch National Ballet. Ms. Pereira re-joined The National Ballet of Canada in 2006 and was promoted to 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. Her repertoire also includes roles in Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Symphony in C, Monotones I, The Four Seasons, the second detail, Chroma, Emergence and Pur ti Miro.  

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 Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C. 

Quotes

Cinderella 
“Tina Pereira, as Moss, was a standout; I dare say it would be lovely to see her dance the title role one day.” National Post, 2014 

The Nutcracker 
“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, 2012 

Chroma 
“Tina Pereira's gorgeous line and hyperextended legs were also highlighted to great effect.”Danceview Times, 2012