Fernando Melo, dancer and choreographer from Rio de Janeiro, trained at the Vienna State Opera Ballet School. Prior to joining the Göteborg Ballet in 2004 he danced with Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf in Germany. Whilst with the Göteborg Ballet he’s been seen in works by Stijn Celis, Tero Saarinen, Wim Vandekeybus, Nacho Duato, William Forsythe, Johan Inger, Jirí Kylían and Mats Ek. As a choreographer Fernando Melo has created works for Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Germany, Introdance in Holland, Luna Negra Dance Theatre in Chicago and for The Göteborg Ballet, Bate (2005), Boxman (2008) and The Guest House (2010). Fernando Melo’s dance movie Mahjong won the 2010 Audience Award at San Francisco Dance Film Festival.