The Brazilian Bolshoi

When people think of Brazil and dancing, images of samba and forró come to mind. But what about something more classical, like ballet? In the city of Joinville, in northern Santa Catarina, one can find the only foreign dance school to carry the name Bolshoi (meaning “large” or “grand” in Russian). It was born from the famous Bolshoi Theater, Ballet and Ballet Academy in Moscow and has been in operation in Brazil since the year 2000.