Born in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. He graduated in classical ballet at the Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil. Mr. Almeida danced for Companhia de Ballet Brasileira and Paulista Dance Company, both in the city of São Paulo. Later he had the opportunity to work for four Years as a soloist at the Gelsey Kirkland Ballet Company in New York. Mr. Almeida participated in several international festivals including the Youth American Grand Prix in New York City and The Grand Prix de Lausanne in Switzerland.