Victor Caixeta was born in Uberlândia, Brazil and trained as a dancer at the Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin, where he graduated in 2017. He joined the Mariinsky Ballet in St. Petersburg that same year and was promoted to the rank of soloist in 2019.
His roles with the Mariinsky Ballet include Goldon Idol in La Bayadère, the Prince in The Nutcracker, Prince Desiré (or Florimund) in The Sleeping Beauty and Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. Besides dancing lead roles in full-length classical ballets, he has also performed solo roles in works by choreographers such as Hans van Manen, Wayne McGregor and Twyla Tharp.
Caixeta has several awards to his name, including the third prize at the thirteenth International Ballet Competition in Moscow (2017), the first prize in the category Classical Dance at the Tanzolymp in Berlin (2017) and the first prize at the European Ballet Grand Prix in Vienna (2017). He was also a finalist at the Youth America Grand Prix in both 2014 and 2015.
With the Dutch National Ballet since:
Place of birth:
Career with Dutch National Ballet:
Previously danced with:
Mariinsky Ballet (St. Petersburg, Russia)
Staatliche Ballettschule Berlin (Germany)
- 2017: 3rd prize, International Ballet Competition in Moscow
- 2017: 1st prize in the category Classical Dance, Tanzolymp Berlin
- 2017: 1st prize, European Ballet Grand Prix in Vienna
- 2015: finalist Youth America Grand Prix
- 2014: finalist Youth America Grand Prix