Robson Freire (Amazon State, Brazil) is a dancer and actor who first stepped on stage at age 10. After training in his hometown of Manaus, he moved to São Paulo in 1996 on a full scholarship with the historic Brazilian dance company, Ballet Stagium.
Freire studied with some of Brazil’s most prestigious professionals (Liliane Benevento, Ricardo Ordoñez, Décio Otero, Ismael Guiser and Yoko Okada), joining ventures in opera, theater and dance, including the 1996 Youth Coke Award Winner, O Pássaro do Limo Verde. He became the Ballet Master of the Balé Folclórico do Amazonas and has choreographed for CDA, The Amazonas Opera Festival and the Brazilian opera, Pedro e Malazarte.
In 2006, he was invited by Ronald E. Brown to attend the First Dance Seminar of Long Beach State University. Now based in California, Freire has danced in local companies such as Pacific Ballet Theater, while teaching in dance studios all over the city.