Juan Duarte is a Brazilian dancer who moved to Canada in 2015. After graduating from Bolshoi Ballet School, he joined Lamondance, a contemporary pre professional program in Vancouver for two seasons. Juan continued his studies with the Arts Umbrella Graduate Program, led by Artemis Gordon, where he had the opportunity to perform works by artists such as Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Wen Wei Wang, Mats Ek, Lesley Telford and others.
In 2019, Juan joined Ballet BC as an emerging artist under the direction of Emily Molnar and performed works such as Solo Echo by Crystal Pite.
This season, 2020-21, Juan received a BIPOC scholarship with the Performance Research Project led by Lesley Telford. He is now involved in independent dance projects in Vancouver and excited to join Ballet Edmonton as a guest artist laster this season.