Felipe discovered his passion to teach at the age of 15 while dancing in Brazil, and continues to improve and demonstrate an artistic skill and vision first inspired from great maitres.
As a teacher, Felipe coaches students for attending national and international competitions in classical ballet variation categories. He choreographs pieces from ballet to jazz, contemporary and musical theatre, including his own role as Chef Louis in Mystic Ballet's "The Little Mermaid" in 2017.

Founder and Director of AMA Dance Theatre, a project for youth dancers having the training and coaching necessary to build their curriculum and starts a successful career.
Currently he is working as Guest Artist Teacher and Choreographer at the CCSU (Central Connecticut State University), assisting Professor Catherine Fellows with the company Dancentral CCSU, Jazz Teacher at Eastern Connecticut Ballet and Broadway Kids & Company, and Ballroom Instructor at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Mystic.
Trying to always give the best in his lessons, Felipe keeps improving the classes and methodologies through professional development including workshops and earning certifications.


Felipe is such an inspiring teacher and one of the best I’ve ever had. With his guidance, I have grown as a dancer in many ways and surpassed some of my personal goals. Felipe’s love of dance is contagious, he motivates all of his students to be they can be. He makes me want to a better dancer and I always leave his class with a smile on my face knowing that I was pushed and I have grown in technique and presentation just in that one class.
- Barnes, Mackenzie (CCSU, Dance Education Student)
In a period of my career when I was feeling uncertain about my beliefs as a dancer, he trusted me more than I trusted myself and guided me to pursue big dreams through paths that I never imagined that existed, which fortunately are now ones I work on. I’m honestly grateful to him because he was very important to my career.
- Bertho, Caroline (Brazilian Professional Dancer)

For me, being in the studio is often extraordinary. It’s time to try and get the most out of yourself and others. In Brazil, we have a saying to “put the technique on your skin, and to perspire your feelings”. It’s a unique cleansing sensation that there will always be tomorrow to restart, relearn, and reinvent.
— Puletini, Felipe