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Glauco Araujo is a Brazilian-born professional dancer; film and stage actor, and host based in NYC. Having trained in acting for film at the City College of New York, as well as at Stony Brook School, and the Meisner Technique at William Esper Studio. He has worked with Rio Dance Company (modern dance), as well as with the dance company ANDEF (physically integrated dance). In 2012, Glauco represented Brazil in the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London. From 2015 to 2018 Glauco performed in featured 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 integrated dance choreographers, Alice Sheppard and Ginger Lane. At Momenta, a dance piece entitled Melodious Marco was created for Glauco.

In 2018 Glauco was grateful to receive a scholarship at the Alvin Ailey School. He was later featured dancer in Aria, a duet choreographed by Pedro Ruiz, with live accompaniment by the Camerata New York Orchestra. Later the same year, Glauco was seen in Sasha Spielvogel’s original musical Come Back Once More, So I Can Say Goodbye — as part of a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Stonewall in NYC.

In 2019 he made his New York theatre debut 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 in 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 is honored to have worked alongside Broadway and West End actors including 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, “handsome and sweet-talking Flavio, played seductively by the appealing Glauco Araujo.” Glauco’s next featured role was in Joshua Bergasse’s musical A Crossing, performed with Barrington Stage Company. More recently, for Triangle Theatre Company, Glauco played a robotic lover in Sheila’s Best Friend Max.

He has worked frequently with German dancer and director Severine Reisp on films 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; and Ruminate – Best Musical and Best Dance Choreography, Oniros Film Awards; Best Musical/Dance Film, Los Angeles Film Awards. 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 a 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 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. — FANTASTIC!” 

Another film, Lucid, has received a Best Film award from The Heibei Television Artists Association (China). Glauco starred 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. 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.

On Television, Glauco has played the devious Pawnbroker on The Investigation Discovery Channel in Homicide City: Charlotte; a Guardian Angel on Russian Doll on Netflix. 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. He had a featured comic role in a promo commercial for Betty in New York. Other commercial work include featured roles for Amtrak; Delta; Intel; Adidas; Nordstrom; Maybelline; Aveeno; Cinemark; Gerber Dotti; and This Bud’s for Jackie (directed by Spike Lee). 

Glauco played the groom in the feature film Daughter of the Bride with Oscar winner Marcia Gay Hadden. Glauco also played the dancer Vidal in the critic-acclaimed short film A Bellevue Love Story the film was in all the festivals circuit around the U.S. He also played the love interest in the “Award Winning” short film How Not to Date While Trans with star and activist Nyala Moon. 

In 2023, Glauco played the role of Pablo in Manifest on Netflix. Glauco also hosted the 38th annual Bistro Awards at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City and was invited by the U.S Embassy of Mexico to represent the United States as a guest of honor for the inaugural event of the 51st Festival International Cervantino – where Glauco performed as Master of Ceremonies to an audience of over 5,000 with Broadway Goes Hollywood featuring the Orquestra Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato conducted by maestro Roberto Beltran-Zavala in the historic city of Guanajuato, a festival which joins together 2,200 artists from 31 countries in this vibrant and historic celebration of the performing arts. Glauco also hosted the 21st Festival Internacional De La Costa Del Seno Mexicano. 

Glauco was also a guest of honor representing Brazil and the United States for the 22nd China Shanghai International Arts Festival in China.

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