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Lucas Valente comes from Brazil. He studied performing arts and philosophy at the University of São Paulo. He first danced in the Ballet Company Laura Alonso in Havana and was involved in the «Arsenale della Danza» project at the Venice Biennale in 2012. From 2012 to 2016 he danced in the São Paulo Companhia de Dança, where he appeared in choreographies by Edouard Lock, Marco Goecke, William Forsythe, Nacho Duato and Jiří Kylián, among others. He danced in choreographies by Richard Siegal at the Ballet of Difference in 2017. He has been a member of the Ballett Zürich since the 2017/18 season. He presented his choreography «Trees Die Standing» as a part of the Young Choreographers series. He has appeared among others as Tybalt/Count Capulet in Christian Spuck’s «Romeo und Julia» and in Crystal Pite’s «Emergence».


At the Origen Festival he was dancing in Craig Davidson's «Existentia» (2020).