Henriett Ventura and Xavier Carmo
MOVERS AND SHAKERS
Dancers and Choreographers, Companhia Nacional de Bailado (National Ballet Company of Portugal)
A global citizen, Henriett Ventura has graced stages around the world. She began her dance career at the ballet school of Gyor in Hungary and then earned a full scholarship to complete her professional training at the Vaganova Dance Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia. After joining the Hungarian Festival Ballet, she moved to Portugal to join the Companhia Nacional de Bailado (CNB), where she stood out in leading roles of Olga Roriz’s works such as Pedro e Inês, Rite of Spring, and Orpheus and Euridice.
Born in Lisbon, Xavier Carmo is a professional dancer, choreographer, and protector of nature. After graduating from the Conservatório Nacional de Dança (National Dance Conservatory), he completed his degree in naturopathy with a specialty in osteopathy. Following his credo ‘know thyself, follow your nature,’ he draws inspiration from nature and outdoor endeavors such as surfing.
Henriett and Xavier have created works for the Quorum Ballet and for the CNB Young Choreographers programs. They have collaborated with São Castro and António Cabrita to create Tábua Rasa and Turbulência, two award-nominated choreographies by DGArtes.
For the House, Henriett and Xavier are creating a new choreography.