Jalles Franca moved to the United States from Brazil at the age of 16, to fulfill his dreams as a professional dancer in Las Vegas. At the age of 21, he began a 7 year residency as a performer, dancer and percussionist at Studio 54 Nightclub at the MGM Hotel and Casino.
A long time fan of the “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, Jalles began imitating the star’s signature dance moves during his routines at Studio 54 and various other venues. Soon after the passing of his idol, Jalles began dedicating his talents to pay tribute to the late Superstar; and winning numerous local competitions for “Best Michael Jackson impersonator”, Best overall “Look” and “Best Moonwalk”. Over the last 8 years, he has been featured in multiple tribute shows on the Las Vegas strip, developing his tribute as “MJ The Legend”.
Honored to be coined one of the “top” MJ Tribute Artists in the industry, Jalles enjoys sharing his love and respect for Michael with the millions of MJ fans here in Las Vegas, the United States and throughout the world. He currently resides in the nation’s #1 Michael Jackson tribute show, MJ Live at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. In addition, he holds the title as the Official MJ tribute artist for “Thriller Villa,” Michael Jackson’s preserved Las Vegas mansion and the home of Jackson and his children during his final years. He is very grateful to have appeared and performed at the property on numerous occasions, a special place for any true MJ fan.
Jalles continues to mesmerize Michael Jackson fans and non-fans alike in his performances at private and corporate events, festivals and arenas, including but not limited to; the Los Angeles Lakers, Brazilian main stream television, Dubai royalty, Maldives islands, and NYC’s Madison Square Garden.
Please visit the “Upcoming Events” tab to view his Appearance and Performance schedule. You may also connect with him on instagram at @mjthelegend_ . Thanks for reading!
~ It’s all for L.O.V.E.