Fernando Duarte



Fernando Duarte joined The Joffrey Ballet in 2011 as a Trainee in the Academy and was promoted to the Company in 2013.


Mr. Duarte grew up in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and received his training at the Escola Estadual de Danças Maria Olenewa. In 2008, he was awarded a full scholarship to train at The Harid Conservatory in Boca Raton, FL. With the guidance of the teachers at Harid, and Franco De Vita and Raymond Lukens at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School in New York, he was offered a traineeship with the Joffrey Academy of Dance where he danced lead roles in ballets such as Cinderella, Coppélia and contemporary works by Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev.


Since joining The Joffrey Ballet, Mr. Duarte has danced many roles in the Joffrey's extensive repertory such as Lar Lubovich’s Othello, Yuri Possokov’s Don Quixote, Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo & Juliet, Val Caniparoli’s Incantations, and Justin Peck’s In Creases.


Mr. Duarte was received the Jeannot B. Cerrone Award for excellence in dance performance, an award given to the students who most improve during an academic year at The Harid Conservatory.


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