526 Performances
since 2005
63 International Touring
performed in 16 countries
Performed in 39 cities around the world
more than 53 cities in Portugal



Quorum Ballet is a contemporary repertoire dance company founded in 2005 by its Artistic Director, choreographer and dancer Daniel Cardoso. Without any financial support in the first three years, it has been able to establish itself as a renowned dance company in Portugal.

In October 2007, in partnership with the non-profit organization AQK Quorum Cultural Association and Town Hall of Amadora, the Quorum Academy opens in Theatre Recreios da Amadora, with classes for children, youth and adults.

News of their success and professionalism promptly spread word-of-mouth, originating contacts from theatres and institutions. The Company has produced several pieces written by Daniel Cardoso and collaborated with the following guest choreographers: Itzik Galili, Donald Byrd, Thaddeus Davis, Jonathan Hollander, Iolanda Rodrigues, Gonçalo Lobato, Pedro Dias, António Cabrita, Freddie Moore, Barbara Griggi among others. To date, the Company has produced over 50 pieces including choreographic work suitable for children and youth.

The Quorum Ballet has presented its work in several cities throughout Portugal including some of the most prestigious national theatres like Teatro Camões, CCB, Teatro Tivoli, Teatro Municipal de Faro, Casa da Música in Porto, Santa Maria da Feira, among many others.

Internationally the Company has toured extensively including Denmark, USA (New York), Poland, Singapore, Germany, Swiss, Macau, China, Spain, Serbia, Ecuador, Holland, Cyprus, Algeria, Romania, Finland and Thailand.

The reaction of the international press has been extremely positive and has even considered Quorum Ballet a “six star” dance company. The recognition of the Company has been consolidated also through reviews published in numerous newspapers and magazines, with a special mention of the Dance Europe Magazine.

(2009) Award for Best Contemporary Dance Company of first edition of the Portugal Dance Awards.

Quorum Ballet has also developed a partnership with the Vaganova Academy (Kirov Ballet School), San Petersburg, entitled “From Classical to Contemporary Ballet”, the program was on national tour in 2009.

In 2009 Quorum Ballet received the award for Best Contemporary Dance Company of first edition of the Portugal Dance Awards, and in August 2011 was considered in ex aequo, the best company on stage at the 14ª edition of the Festival de Castilla y León, Spain.





international touring




cities around the world


cities in Portugal

What moves us

What makes us go forward
Manage professionally and in an international perspective, the Company's entire activity,
always having as a priority the maximization and the sustainable creation of value, striving for excellence both technical and artistic level.
The direction who guide us
Develop capabilities and capacities in order to achieve a prominent place in the international world of performing arts.
Be an inspiration and an example for future generations.
Our Values - our guidelines
Working team and team spirit with a sense of responsibility and respect for differences.
Increase value by improving artistic performance, doing more and better and assuming the new challenges that contribute to the Company's growth.
Promote creativity and spirit of initiative.
Reinforce the principles of responsibility, honesty, loyalty, straightness and justice in the daily behaviour of all.
  • Raquel Almeida
    Raquel Almeida Production
  • Cristina Cardoso
    Cristina Cardoso Financial Direction
  • Maria Dolores
    Maria Dolores Public Relations
  • Rui Daniel
    Rui Daniel Technical Crew
  • Rui Alves
    Rui Alves Technical Crew
  • David Vaquinhas
    David Vaquinhas Technical Crew
  • Marco Dias
    Marco Dias Technical Crew

Guest Artists

Invited Choreographers
Including Project for Young Choreographers

António Cabrita (2011)
Barbara Griggi (2009)
Donald Byrd (2015)
Filipe Narciso (2012)
Freddie Moore (2009)
Gonçalo Lobato (2010)
Inês Godinho (2011/2015)
Iolanda Rodrigues (2007/2012)
Itzik Galili (2013)
Jacome Filipe (2015)
Jonathan Holander (2008)
Pedro Dias (2010)
Rita Galo (2008)
Thaddeus Davis (2008)
Xavier Carmo (2008)

Other collaborators
Playwrights, Actors, Musicians, Composers, Scenographers and Designers

Ana Lazaro (2013/2014)
André Santos (since 2011)
Ângelo Freire (2013)
Carlos Caetano (2006/2007)
Claudio Nunes (2010)
Eduardo Basso (2007/2010)
Filipe Rebelo (2011 to 2014)
Francisco Fernandes  (2005 to 2013)
Gil Alves (2010 to 2013)
Halina Berezowska (2008/2009)
Hugo F. Matos (2009 to 2014)
Joana Melo (since 2011)
Jorge Silva (since 2005)
Jorge Van Zeller (2008/2009)
Jóse Dias (2011/2012)
Liliana Mendonça (2013)
Luis Guerreiro (2011/2012)
Maria Manuela Cardoso (2005 to 2009)
Mario Franco (2009)
Max Ciuro (since 2011)
Miguel Simões (2010 to 2013)
Pedro Alves (since 2008)
Pedro Castro (2013)
Polar Levine (2008)
Margarida Belo Costa (2014/2015)
Maria Monte (2016/2017)

Our Partners

Quorum Ballet thanks to all entities and individuals who collaborate and / or collaborated with the Company. Our special thank for Amadora City Hall, Contimpacto, DCE Loving Brands, Infraestruturas de Portugal, Massage Sport, Antena 2, Marriott Hotel, Miguel Alves Coelho Lawyer, TV Amadora.


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