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Born in Joinville, Brazil, Mr. Furlan started dancing at the age of 11 at The Bolshoi Theater School in Brazil.

In 2010 he participated in the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, and was offered a full scholarship to attend the Miami City Ballet School by Edward Villella.

Mr. Furlan began his training at the MCB School in 2011 and joined Miami City Ballet in 2012. He was promoted to soloist in 2015 and was named an MCB principal dancer in 2017.

At MCB, his repertory of featured roles included George Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Ballet Imperial, Episodes, Jewels, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker®, Serenade, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Square Dance, Swan Lake, Symphony in Three Movements, Theme and Variations, and La Valse; Jerome Robbins’ Dances at a Gathering, West Side Story Suite, and The Concert; as well as works by Richard Alston, John Cranko, Peter Martins, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky, Liam Scarlett, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Christopher Wheeldon.

Mr. Furlan was joined NYCB as a soloist in August 2019 and in February 2022 he was promoted to principal dancer.

Portrait © Erin Baiano


  • Agon
  • Divertimento No. 15
  • Duo Concertant
  • Episodes
  • Kammermusik No. 2
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Cavalier)
  • Scotch Symphony
  • Serenade
  • Swan Lake
  • Symphony in C
  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
  • La Valse


  • Lineage


  • Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried)


  • Copland Dance Episodes
  • Everywhere We Go


  • Voices
  • Russian Seasons


  • Concertino
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Fancy Free
  • Glass Pieces
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • In G Major
  • Piano Pieces


  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Liturgy
  • Polyphonia

Silas Farley

  • Architects of Time

Justin Peck

  • Rotunda

Jamar Roberts

  • Emanon – In Two Movements

Screen Test

Jovani Furlan

Jovani Furlan jokes about the grit of city living and reminisces about cleaner times, when he learned he'd be joining NYCB while taking a bath.


Concertino with Jovani Furlan

As he walks us through this solo, Principal Dancer Jovani Furlan explains how the music, steps, and context of Concertino lend themselves to a ballet that is decidedly abstract for Robbins, and why it strikes him as "a response to Balanchine.