Born in Brazil, Xavier has been living and working in The Netherlands since 1993 as a professional dancer, choreographer, dance teacher and since 2017, Videographer qualified by Middlesex University in the UK(BAH’s), and S.A.E Institute of Media Amsterdam.
Currently, he works as a freelance choreographer, videographer, teacher, performer, and He is also the rehearsal director for Duda Paiva Company, Puppetry&Dance.



In 2002 he was awarded Swan Prize VSCD (Dutch Theater directions) Theater Dance Price because of his recognizable style: sharp, passionate and lyrical.
In 2009 he was awarded as Best Male Act with Duda Paiva Company (puppetry and dance) with” Malediction” at the festival Baj Pomorski, Torun (PL).


Xavier was a member of Scapino Ballet Rotterdam(NL), where he also became a choreographer(1998), Duda Paiva Company(NL), LeineRoebana Muziek&Dance(NL), Nanini Linning Dance Company(NL), Frankfurt Ballet (DT) as rehearsal director and assistant choreographer of Paul Selwyn Norton for the production Sub-Rosa, Djazzex(NL), and Quasar Cia of Dance(BR).

Besides his freelance work and collaborations with various artists in the field.


He had self-educated on dance in Brazil through various styles of dance including, Capoeira, Afro, Jazz, Modern, and contemporary techniques. After having only 2 years of Ballet, method RAD; re- gardless of no family or government support, he rails to Holland to study improvisation, release te- chnique and choreography at the SNDO Theater School Amsterdam (School for new dance deve- lopment).





As a Choreographer he worked for:

Het Internationaal Danstheater (NL)

Transitions dance company (UK)

Scapinoballet Rotterdam (NL)

Amsterdam Dans Group (Nl)

Leineroebana Dance Company (NL)

Het National Ballet Junior (NL)

Thomas Noone Dance Company (ES)

Samadhi Dance Company (NL)

Quasar Company of Dance (BR)

Das Los Dance Company (BR)

Basileu E França Dance Group (BR)

Foltz Dance Company (NL)

As a teacher he worked for:


CODARTS - Dance academy Rotterdam

AHK           - Dance academy Amsterdam

ARTEZ       - Dance academy ARNHEM

Scapino Ballet Rotterdam  (NL)

Henry Jurriens studios Amsterdam (NL)

SEAD Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (AT)

Ballet Biarritz (FR)

Mvsika Ballet Academy (BR)

Quasar Dance Company (BR)

Das Los Dance Company (BR)
Basileu e França Centro de Artes (BR)

(Among other workshops in Europa, USA, Africa, Asia and Brazil )



As a Videographer, he has worked for:​


Leineroebana Music&dance Company

ScapinoBallet Rotterdam

Korzo Productions

DansMakers Amsterdam

Duda Paiva Company

He has collaborated with a number of artists such as: 


AZIZ (Designer), 

Pierluigi Pompei (sculptor), 

David Drum (composer), 

Greg Smith (pop music composer), 

Roberta Marques (film director), 

Arnold Marinissen (composer), 

Helena Rasker (alt Soloist), 

Claron Mcfadden (soprano soloist), 

Eef de Graaf (filmmaker & painter). 

Hugo Tiacciati (violinist and director of O\MODERNT Festival), 

Shuann Chai (pianist), 

Shunske Sato (violinist and programmer of Bach Vereniging Utrecht), 

B-Movie orchestra Amsterdam, 

Hino Sensei (Budo Master), 

Michael Schumacher, 

Among others…