Glauco Araujo is a Brazilian-born professional dancer and actor trained both here in the U.S. and in Brazil. In Rio, Glauco danced with the Rio Dance Company (modern dance), as well as with the integrated dance company ANDEF(disability dance). In 2012, Glauco represented Brazil in the closing ceremony of the Paralympic games in London. And from 2015 to 2018 Glauco acted and danced lead roles at Momenta Dance Company with a repertoire including Doris Humphrey, Martha Graham and Charles Weidman, as well as classic choreographers like August Bournonville, Mikhail Fokine, Jules Perrot and Marius Petipa; and disability choreographers Alice Sheppard and Ginger Lane. At Momenta, a dance piece entitled Meloudious Marco was created for Glauco in which he was featured in the lead role of Marco.
Drawn to NYC in the winter of 2018 Glauco was given a scholarship at Alvin Ailey School. He was the featured dancer in Aria, a duet choreographed for him by Pedro Ruiz, with live accompaniment by the Camerata NY Orchestra. Afterwards, Glauco danced and acted in Sasha Spielvogel’s new musical Come Back Once More So I Can Say Goodbye — a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall. Glauco’s next featured role was in Joshua Bergasse’s musical A Crossing, performed with Barrington Stage Company.
Glauco has teamed several times with the award-winning German dancer/director Severine Reisp. Their films have been recognized in a number of international film festivals: A Tango to Remember – Best Romance Film, Los Angeles Film Awards; Best Woman Filmmaker, The Atman Film Festival; Cinematic Award Winner, Cyprus International Film Festival; Ruminate – Best Musical and Best Dance Choreography, Oniros Film Awards; Best Musical/Dance Film, Los Angeles Film Awards.
Another film, Lucid, written and directed by Juan Wang has received a Best Film award from The Heibei Television Artists Association. Glauco costarred in the short film with the beautiful and talented actress and former American Ballet Theater dancer, Elina Golde Miettinen. Another project that Glauco and Elina collaborated on was Stop What You’re Doing (Music Video), directed by Severine Reisp. The music video won Best Music Video at the Athens International Digital Film Festival Award. And playing the husband in Into the New World, the short film won Best Experimental Film at the New York Independent Cinema Awards.
On TV, Glauco played the devious Pawnbroker on The Investigation Discovery Channel in Homicide City: Charlotte. In addition, he played a Guardian Angel on the TV show, Russian Doll. Most notably, Glauco is now appearing on a billboard in Times Square for a commercial he did to promote Summit One Vanderbilt, and you can see his image in the NYC subways for the same promotion. Glauco has filmed numerous commercials. He had a featured comic role in a promo commercial for Betty in New York. Other commercials include featured roles for: Amtrak, Intel, Sinomax, Hearth Display, Adidas, ZGrills, Alton Lane, Nordstrom, Maybelline, Aveeno, Cinemark, Gerber Dotti, This Bud’s for Jackie(directed by Spike Lee).
Drawn to the New York theater scene, Glauco has worked nonstop onstage for the past three years, working often with Triangle Theater and The Snarks, ACC and EAG. His New York debut was as the romantic lead, Peter Latham, in Pierre Barillet’s Forty Carats. His comic turn was followed by his hilarious performance as the effete Bob Lamb in Tina Howe’s Museum. In a series of scene nights, Glauco’s range has covered the hot-headed role of Ken in John Logan’s Red, the sweet-hearted Cornelius in Thornton Wilder’s The Matchmaker, the deceptive Morris Townsend in Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s The Heiress, and the diabolic Adolf Eichmann Raul Wallenberg’s Saved Me. In Soledad Bailada y Casi Compartida, presented at the University of Seville, and on tour around Spain. And, in a workshop for a play written by the Brazilian playwright Fernando Segall, Glauco appeared as Guilherme Rosa in Saudades, a poignant story of love and disillusionment.
Glauco has been thrilled to work alongside Broadway and West End actors Anthony Newfield, Alison Fraser and Karen Archer in Richard Alleman’s new play Adrift, playing the Brazilian, and provocative Zumba instructor, Flavio. Glauco has been honored to be part of special performances to benefit the Episcopal Actors’ Guild and the Cape May Stage. Reviewed in the Times Square Chronicles, “Betsy (Alison Fraser) longs for something more, alongside interactions of the less virtuous kind with the handsome and sweet-talking Flavio, played seductively by the appealing Glauco Araujo (Spielvogel’s Come Back Once More).” And recently, for Triangle Theatre Company, Glauco played a robotic lover in Sheila’s Best Friend Max.
And for the holiday season 2021, Glauco has been playing the role of Jake Ledge, a modern-day Daniel Boone bachelor, in Little Christmas Miracles Off-Broadway. Glauco performed in a short bio-pic entitled Dance for Freedom directed by Severine Reisp, highlighting the challenges people of color face today, and which has garnered recognition as the First-Place Recipient of the Dr. David Milch Foundation/CCNY Award in short film competition. In her review, juror Timberkly Whitfield, program executive and producer for A&E, as well as a host on the History Channel and A&E, wrote: “Glauco Araujo is a beautiful dancer, and you capture him in such a way that really moved me. I felt inspired by his story that even in the face of racism he doesn't see himself as a victim. Strong production values. You checked all the boxes on this one — FANTASTIC!”