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Luis was born in 1982 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and currently lives in Helsinki, Finland.


After completing a diploma in Visual Arts from the Fine Arts School of UFMG (Brazil), he graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts du Cirque (ESAC, Belgium) in 2008, specializing in juggling and acrobatics.


Since then, besides his own projects and other collaborations, he has worked with different directors, such as Rolf Alme, Liisa Risu and Reynaldo Ramperssad, and circus companies such as Archaos, Les 7 Doigts de la Main, BabaFish and Hurjaruuth


In 2012 he co-founded the Finnish company NUUA, becoming one of the five laureates of the international project Circus Next (Jeunes Talents du Cirque) 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.


He has performed in nearly 20 countries worldwide.

When not working with performing arts, Luis works with visual arts, doing illustration, photography and animation.