Dancer, Performer and Choreographer

João Maio is a dancer, performer and choreographer.

Born in Portugal, João trained at Balleteatro Professional School, Porto, Portugal before enrolling onto the BA Contemporary Dance at NSCD where he graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in 2015.

Whilst training at NSCD, João was invited to work with Carlos Pons Guerra’s DeNada Dance Theatre, playing the soloist role of the Virgin Mary in ‘O Maria’. After graduating, he worked with Rosie Kay Dance Company on several projects, including the UK Tour of ‘MK Ultra’ in 2017.

Alongside working as a professional dance artist and teacher, João developed an interest in arts management, and returned to NSCD in 2017 to study on the MA in Dance and Creative Enterprise. He now works as a creative producer for Open Source Arts

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