Luis Sartori do Vale (1982) is a performing / visual artist from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, based in Helsinki, Finland.

After a diploma in Visual Arts from the Fine Arts Academy of UFMG (Brazil), he graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC, Belgium) as a circus artist.

Besides his own projects, he has worked with directors and companies such as Rolf Alme, Liisa Risu, Reynaldo Ramperssad, Petri Dish,Hurjaruuth, Archaos and Les 7 Doigts de la Main.

In 2012 he co-founded the Finnish company Nuua, becoming a laureate of the international project Circus Next, with the performance LENTO. With the same performance, he has been awarded the Special Prize of the Jury in the 35th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, in Paris.

Currently, Luis is touring internationally with his two last productions, DOIS and PORTMANTEAU, which was recently awarded the Sirkuksen Lumo Prize 2018 by Circusinfo Finland, as an acknowledgement for work done to promote Finnish circus art.

He has performed in more than 25 countries worldwide.

When not working with performing arts, he develops projects as a visual artist, between illustration, video and animation.

Copyright © Luis & Pedro Sartori do Vale - Photo: © Sergio Mendes