Suddenly Dance Theatre introduces
Fountain of Youth Program
In 2020 and 2021, we are delighted to support newcomer to Canada, 21 year-old Brazilian dancer VITOR FREITAS.
Vitor is from Saquarema, Brazil. He studied contemporary, ballet, and ballroom dance styles with recognized choreographers. His early and growing career back at home offered him great opportunities dancing for TV shows and in a Netflix movie. However, given the growing difficult situation in his home country, Vitor immigrated a year ago to Canada in search of new career opportunities in dance. Vitor is now a student at the Maple Leaf School of Russian Ballet, here in Victoria, BC.
Suddenly Dance Theatre's Fountain of Youth Program aims to support dance artists under the age of 26 for building new and diverse choreographic voices. Suddenly Dance Theatre recognizes Vitor's talent and his desire to pursue a career in dancing.
We will support Vitor in the creation of a solo dance piece to be widely shared in the summer of 2021. He will work independently in-studio and with mentorship from our Artistic co-Director and Choreographer David Ferguson.
Donations to this program will currently be matched by a generous donor (for the first $1000)!
Photos of V. Freitas by: M.A. Garcia Barrera
This branch of our Fountain of Youth Program has been recharged with the support of the CRD Arts Development, the Victoria Foundation; and our recent 2020 program donors Mauricio A. Garcia Barrera, Samuel Binette, Ken Flett, Janine Hannis, and Carolina Stratievsky.