Young Ballet Dancer’s Life Cut Short After Bicycle Accident

Twenty-year old Sarasota Ballet dancer, Pedro Pupa died Wednesday evening from injuries after being hit by a delivery truck.

 The Sarasota Ballet issued a news release describing Pupa, who had been with the company for two years, as “a talented dancer and a truly outstanding young man.” “Our hearts are breaking, as our much-loved little angel, Pedro Pupa was taken so tragically from this world,” said Margaret Barbieri, assistant director of the Sarasota Ballet. “We are still in disbelief and it is going to take some time for us all to come to terms with the sadness we feel for our enormous loss. Pedro was a very special young man with such energy and a zest for life, but most especially we will remember him for his beautiful smile that radiated and lit everywhere he went and also for his great love and passion for dancing.

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Young Ballet Dancer’s Life Cut Short After Bicycle Accident

Pedro Pupa, brazilian dancer, is seen in the video below at 17 performing the Drum Variation of Graduation Ball.

He was already very talented at such a young age! Take a look.

Video can be found on YouTube.

Young Ballet Dancer’s Life Cut Short After Bicycle Accident

“He was a gentle and happy soul, and always showing such generosity to all his friends, family and colleagues. He was also brave and determined, when an injured knee prevented him from dancing, he fought all odds to work back and become an even better dancer. Only a few hours before the accident, he was at the studio doorway waving and smiling at me telling me that he was happy because he was doing class again. I will remember this image of him always, Barbieri said.

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Young Ballet Dancer’s Career Cut Short After Bicycle Accident

I’m so sorry to hear that such a talented and young dancer has left us. My thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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