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Jonathan Batista

From Brazil to Ballet Stardom:

The Story of Jonathan Batista


 Jonathan Batista, a principal dancer with the

Pacific Northwest Ballet, has come a long way

since his days training in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Batista began his ballet training at a young

age, and his talent, was soon evident. He

trained on scholarship at the English National

Ballet School and attended summer courses,

at Miami City Ballet and The Royal Ballet



In 2012, he joined the National Ballet of

Canada as an apprentice, and the following

year he joined Boston Ballet as a member of

the corps de ballet.


Batista is not only a talented dancer, but he is

also passionate about sharing his love of

dance with others. He serves as a guest ballet

master, private mentor, and choreographer for

dance conventions and competitions across

the U.S. with his project "Master Classes on Tour.”

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