Tina Pereira

Tina Pereira 2013-14 Photo Credits

Tina Pereira, photo by Sian Richards.

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 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 Neumeier. 

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. 

Quotes

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 

Carmen 
“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