Juan Duarte is from Feira de Santana, Brazil, where he began his dance training at the age of 10. In 2013 he joined the Bolshoi Ballet School in Joinville, Brazil, where he received a diverse dance education and completed his studies in December of 2015.
Juan had the opportunity to get involved in a couple of outreach programs and fellowships when he moved to Canada right after completing his studies with Bolshoi Ballet.
In 2017, he joined the Arts Umbrella Graduate Program under the direction of Artemis Gordon. During his time there, Juan had the opportunity of performing works by Crystal Pite, Emily Molnar, Johan Inger, Mats Ek, Aszure Barton, Lesley Telford, James Kudelka, and more. Juan is so thrilled to work with Ballet BC as an Emerging Artist this season.