Thiago Soares debuts in Lisbon on his last international tour

Renowned among the greatest dancers in the world, the artist presents the show “Último ato”, at Teatro Tivoli, on April 20th.

One of the world’s great dancers, Thiago Soares is part of history. The artist, who was the principal dancer at the Royal Ballet in London for 13 years and has performed in more than 30 countries, announces “Último Ato”, his last international tour. The premiere will be in Lisbon, on April 20, at Teatro Tivoli – the same stage where the show Duelo was presented, in 2019, with sold-out tickets.

“It’s a show that plays with the irony of actually being a last act, a farewell. They say that the dancer has his first death when he stops dancing, so it’s a game with death. It’s about closing one door and opening others”, explains the dancer, who is also an honorary doctor from King’s College London and currently directs the Ballet de Monterrey, in Mexico.

According to Thiago Soares, “Último Ato” is unlike anything he has ever done in his career. It is a theatrical show in which the language used is dance.

“In this show, we have Brazilian artists, with origins in samba, urban dance, and even parkour. It is a collection of movement information that transcends the classic, still being a classic ballet show”, says Thiago, who guarantees that there is something new: “This time, the public will decide the ending”, he reveals, without major advances.

About the premiere being in Portugal, Thiago Soares explains:

“We had a very good time in Portugal with “Duelo”. We were very well received by the public and created a beautiful memory of the country. Afterwards, I was very excited to return with the “Roots” show, but the pandemic forced us to postpone it twice. This left me with a bitter taste, a strong desire to do something special in Portugal. And the time has come.”

“Último Ato” is promoted by production companies Cloud Man Tree, Como No! and LadoBe, with the support of the Guimarães Rosa Institute and the Brazilian Embassy in Portugal.


The dancer started attending Circus School in Rio de Janeiro, where he was born, at the age of 9. There he found acrobatics the first experiences of his art and was encouraged to seek a dance school to perfect his moves in breakdancing and hip-hop. The beginning of his career in classical dance was at the age of 15, when he started studying at Centro de Dança Rio. Standing out for his skills and for having an ideal body type for dancing, he joined the corps de ballet at Theatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro, winning the Silver Medal at the International Dance Competition in Paris.

In 2001, he participated in the International Competition of the Bolshoi Ballet, in Russia, and won the gold medal, disputed between more than 270 candidates. The victory was a milestone in the history of national dance, as it was the first award given to a Brazilian. After that, he was invited to train at Ballet Kirov, becoming the second foreigner to join the company in its 100-year history.

The following year, he was invited to join the corps de ballet of the Royal Ballet in London. As the company’s main dancer, between 2006 and 2019, Thiago had the title role in his repertoire in productions such as “Onegin”, “A Bela Adormecida”, “La Bayadère”, “O Lago dos Cisnes”, “O Quebra -Nuts, Coppélia”, “Volunteers”, “Gong”, “Romeo and Juliet”, “Anastasia”, “Manon”, “Winter Dreams” and “Mayerling and Las Hermanas”.

Outside the Royal Ballet, Thiago Soares also performed as a guest in the main theaters around the world. He has worked at Teatro Alla Scalla di Milano, Teatro Argentino de La Plata, Bolshoi, Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, Estonian National Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and the Munich National Theatre.

Since 2021, Thiago has been the artistic director of the ballet in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2022, he debuted as a choreographer at the Rio carnival, at the head of the Imperatriz Leopoldinense front commission. In the same year, the film “Vermelho Quimera”, directed and starring by him, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

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