Victor Hugo Pontes was born in Guimarães, in 1978. He has a degree in Plastic Arts - Painting, from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto. In 2001, he attended the Norwich School of Art & Design, England. He completed professional theater courses at Balleteatro Escola Profissional and at Teatro Universitário do Porto, as well as the Choreographic Research and Creation course at Forum Dança. In 2004 he took the course of Theatre Staging at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, directed by the English company Third Angel, and, in 2006, the course of Projet Thierry Salmon - La Nouvelle École des Maîtres, directed by Pippo Delbono, in Belgium and Italy. As a creator, his career began to blossom in 2003 with the work Puzzle. Since then, he has been consolidating his choreographic mark, having presented his work all over the country, as well as in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Austria, and Brazil, among others. Of his most recent creations as a director/choreographer he highlights: Fuga Sem Fim (2011), A Ballet Story (2012), ZOO (2013), Ocidente, by Rémi de Vos (2013), Fall (2014), COPPIA (2014) in co-creation with Manuela Azevedo and Hélder Gonçalves, Orlando (2015) in co-creation with Sara Carinhas, If you ever need my life, come and take it (2016), CARNAVAL (2016), invited by the National Ballet Company, UNÍSSONO - Composition for five dancers (2016) and NOCTURNO (2017) in co-creation with Joana Gama. In March 2007, she won the 1st Prize with the work Ícones at the 2nd International Choreography Competition Ludwigshafen 07 - No ballet, in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With the performance A Ballet Story, he was nominated, in 2013, for the SPA Awards in the category of Dance - Best Choreography. He is, since 2009, the Artistic Director of Nome Próprio - Associação Cultural, based in Porto.