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was born in Aracatuba, Brazil. He successfully completed his studies in dance and acting in Sao Paulo. After graduating, he worked for several dance companies there, including the renowned State Theater in Sao Paulo. In 1995, he was recruited to Germany and signed to a two-year contract as a solo dancer at the State Theater in Cottbus. It was there that Dance International Magazine named him one of the 1996 Rising Dance Stars of The Year for his performance as Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Because he always loved singing, Nivaldo began studying singing, which led to him landing his first lead role as a singer in the Swiss musical, “Space Dream” in Berlin. That is how he began his tour of the biggest musical theaters throughout the German-speaking countries including: “Starlight Express” in Bochum, “Tabaluga and Lilli” in Oberhausen, Elton John’s musical “Aida” in Essen, “Romeo and Julia” at the United Stages of Vienna, Disney’s “Beauty and The Beast” in Oberhausen, “West Side Story” in Bad Hersfeld, and the Swiss production of “Chicago” in Sankt Gallen. For some of these productions, he was seen in television on such shows as: “Wetten, dass…?”, “The Echo Awards”, “Television Garden” with the show Dreams Become Real, as a dancer with the No Angels – Four Seasons Tour on “The Comet Awards”, “The Dome”, “Top of The Pops”, and “Viva Interactive”.  His talent for creating illusions by changing his physical appearance on stage has been proven over and over in the musical gala production, “Over The Rainbow – Musicals in Concert”, with which he still tours throughout Germany. Besides his accomplishments in musical theater, Nivaldo has worked for many years as a studio singer and solo performer in various music projects, and with a variety of producers and studios, including One&One Entertainment, JMC Studios, and Tuneverse Studios. In 2010, he was hired as the lead singer for the pop project, The Drapers. With their hit, “We No Speak Americano” from their first album, “Swing For A New Generation” they broke into the charts. Television appearances came soon afterwards on: “The Dome 55”, “The Pink Ribbon Gala” with Olivia Newton John, “The Hit Giants” with Roger Cicero, “Germany vs. Turkey” with Johannes B. Kerner, “ZDF – Morgen Magazin”, RTL’s “People, Pictures, and Emotions 2010” – a year in review with Guenter Jauch, and “ZDF – New Year’s Gala 2011” which was live in front of over 1,000,000 people. He is also known as a successful choreographer and director for such stage productions as Movie Park Germany, “Tabaluga und Lilli Gala”, “The Wiz” at the Music School Papillo, the musical “Cold Heart”, Walk Act Company’s “Dinner Musical”, and Over The Rainbow Production’s “Musicals In Concert” and “Six Sopranos”.

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