Tina Pereira

Principal Dancer

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Quick Facts

Born: Port of Spain, Trinidad
Trained: Canada’s National Ballet School
Joined: 2001
Principal Dancer Since: 2021

Tina Pereira is sponsored through Dancers First by The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C.


Five Things to Know

  1. 1Tina was invited to perform the Prokofiev Pas de Deux at the New York debut of Morphoses, a company co-founded by Christopher Wheeldon and Lourdes Lopez in 2007.
  2. 2Her featured roles include The Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Lise in La Fille mal gardée, Katerina in The Taming of the Shrew, Spring in The Four Seasons and the title role in Carmen, among others.
  3. 3Tina performs lead roles in Piano Concerto #1, Symphony in C, Monotones I, In the Upper Room and Chroma, as well as in ballets throughout the classical and contemporary repertoires.
  4. 4A successful entrepreneur, Tina founded Ballerina Couture, a chic collection of leotards, while she was offstage recovering from an injury. Tina designs the leotards and all are handmade in Toronto.
  5. 5Tina was featured in a short documentary film by David Kalinauskas, TINA, released in May 2020, capturing her recovery from an injury.


Favourite Ballets

  1. 1Romeo and Juliet
  2. 2The Winters Tale
  3. 3Petite Mort
  4. 4The Four Seasons
  5. 5In The Upper Room






The Nutcracker
“The Bee is a brilliant virtuoso intervention during the famous Waltz of the Flowers that has Pereira weaving through the Corps de Ballet in thrilling fashion.”
– The Globe and Mail

“Tina Pereira's gorgeous line and hyperextended legs were also highlighted to great effect.”
–  DanceViewTimes.com

Monotones I
“…Tina Pereira... was absolutely gorgeous to watch through the ebb and flow of this living piece of art.”
– The Globe and Mail


The International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize (2007)

Other Projects

Ballerina Couture