Márcio Barros Mota


Márcio Barros Mota, born in Lisbon (Portugal). Studied at the National Dance Conservatory Lisbon. Member of the NRW Junior Ballet since 2018.


Where are you from? Tell us about your home town or your family…
I am from Lisbon, the beautiful capital of Portugal. It’s located in the very west coast of Europe and I have lived there since the day I was born. Lisbon is a historical city full of life and it is an amazing place to live.

When did you start to train ballet? What was your motivation to start ballet? Is there any story behind?
I started to dance ballet when I was 10 years old. I always loved dancing since I was a little kid, so my parents motivated me to go to The National Conservatory Dance School, where I studied for 8 years.

What has been your most special moment in your dance career? Is there any moment you don’t want to miss?
I have had a few moments more special than the others throughout the years and one of those is definitely when I played the main role in my school performance when we presented The Corsair. I also loved my experience in Prix de Lausanne in February 2018, where I got the opportunity to come to this company.

How would you describe yourself? Where do you see yourself? In private and as an artist…
I don’t know how to describe myself but I think that I’m a hard-working person. And I’m very shy but on stage I just feel like another person, more confident.

What has been your first experience in Dortmund? Why did you choose to come to Germany?
I haven’t had a first moment in Dortmund yet but I know that this is going to be a great experience. I came to Germany because of the invitation to join this great company.

What is your dream? Any role or piece you would love to dance once in your life?
My dream is to succeed in life and achieve my goals.

Beside Dance – what are you interested in? Which profession would be interesting for you, if you haven’t become a professional dancer? Or what’s your favourite way to spend your free time?
This is going to sound weird because it has nothing to do with dance but if I hadn’t become a professional dancer I would like to be an architect.


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