Miguel Pereira attended Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional de Lisboa and Escola Superior de Dança de Lisboa.
Received a scholarship from the Portuguese Ministry of Culture to continue his studies in Paris (Théâtre Contemporain de la Danse) and in New York.
As performer he worked, among others, with Francisco Camacho and Vera Mantero.
He made part of the theatre play and film “António um rapaz de Lisboa” by Jorge Silva Melo, and worked with Jerôme Bel in the piece “Shirtologia/Miguel” in 1997.
In 2000 Miguel choreographed the esteemed work “Antonio Miguel” for which he received the Revelation Prize José Ribeiro da Fonte/Ministry of Culture and an honour for the prize of Acarte/Madalena de Azeredo Perdigão (2000), “Notes for an invisible show” (2001), the performance that is only announced by date and place (2002), “Corpo de Baile” (2005), “Karima meets Lisboa meets Miguel meets Cairo” a collaboration with the Egyptian choreographer Karima Mansour (2006), “Doo” (2008), “Antonio & Miguel” (2010) a collaboration with Antonio Tagliarini, “Op. 49” (2012), “WILDE” (2013) a collaboration with Jorge Andrade/mala voadora and recently “Repertoire for chairs, costumes, and extras” (2015) by Miguel Pereira for Ballet Contemporâneo do Norte.