Hometown: Santo Ângelo, Brazil
Joined OKC Ballet in 2021
Henrique Eggers Neumann, from Brazil, started his formal training at Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil in 2014. During his time there, Neumann was trained mostly by Airat Khakimov, Dmitry Afanasiev, Denys Nevidomyy, and Amarildo Cassiano. He also had the opportunity to work with Vladmir Vasiliev and Galina Kravchenko.
While at the Bolshoi Theater School, he performed in Vladmir Vasiliev’s The Nutcracker and Don Quixote’s Grande Suite. Other repertoires he performed include Polovtsian Dances from Opera Prince Igor, William de Almeida’s Kaori, Jomar Mesquita’s Jurei pro Amor um Dia Te Encontrar, and excerpts from ballets such as Raymonda and La Bayadere. In 2018 he graduated in classical dance as part of Airat Khakimov’s class.
In 2019, Neumann attended Oklahoma City Ballet’s Summer Intensive and was invited to join Oklahoma City Ballet’s Studio Company for the 2019/20 season. During his two seasons in the Studio Company, he had the opportunity to perform in Michael Pink’s Dracula and Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker, Romeo & Juliet, The Firebird, and The Little Mermaid. Neumann was promoted to apprentice in 2021.