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Alexandre Duarte

Dancer - Aerialist - Contortionist - Acrobat 

General Info

Name: Alexandre Duarte

Nationality: Portuguese

Based in: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Born: 21 March, 1995

Contact: 00351912745884

Artistic Education

Aug 2013Nov 2015

 Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kunsten

Completed 2 years of Bachelor on Circus Arts. 

Studies: Aerials, Contortion, Handstands, Acrobatics, Group Acrobatics, Theatre, Anatomy, Circus History, Composition

Worked with: Marc Jonkers, Evgeniya Kalugina, Emil Angelov, Fabrizio Spiter, Wybren Wouda, Minka Parkkinen, Nikolay Pyasta, Paulina Vasquez...

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Oct 2015

Wacking Workshop's - Archie Burnett 

Wacking workshop gaven by Archie Burnett (House of Vineyard-Vogue).

Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Feb 2012May 2012

Aerial Silks Intensive Course


Workshops gaven by Van Nguyen. 

This course consolidates the basic skills of each aerial equipment on Circus Arts and an inniciation to Butoh Movement. Porto, Portugal


Ginasiano Dance School - 8º year of Arts and Dance Education Specialist Diploma

Artistic and Dance education, equivalent to highschool education. 

Education based on the artistic development on Classical Dance Tecnique (Ballet) and Contemporary Dance Tecnique (Graham, Limon, Cunningham, Release and Gaga Tecnique). 

Theorical approach to History and Culture of Arts, Music, Anatomy and Laban Notation. 

Offered several workshops with different teachers worldwide.

Worked with: Ana Figueira, Isabel Ariel, Elizabeth Lambeck, Elena and Andrey Martinov, Marcelo Ferreira, Paula Moreno, Ana D'Andrea, Índio Queiroz... 

Porto, Portugal


Gymnastic School at ACM

Acrobatic Gymnastic training in Porto, Portugal

Performance Experience 

Mar 2012Present

Grupo Spirit 

We are Brand Entertainment

Aerialist, Animator, Dancer, Acrobat, Contortionist and stage coordinator.

Aug 2015

Circus Performance - Elite Models Summer Party

Elite Lisbon 

Aerial contortion act on ÁguaMoments. Vilamoura, Portugal

Jul 2015

Circus Performance - "Synethsis"

Production by: SoAnimarte

Aerial silks and contortion performance in the opening of Palacete de Lavadores. Portugal.

Jun 2015

Artist Model - Devaneios Fotográficos - "Delírios e Utopias" "Freak Show", "Once upon a time...", "

Production by: Marta Ferreira

Model, aerialist, contortionist, acrobat and dancer.

Sep 2014

Circus Performance - "Delicate"

White Night Braga 2014 

Aerial silks performance for over 10.000 persons. Braga, Portugal

Aug 2014

Circus Performance - NoSoloItália

Contortion act at ÁguaMoments. Vilamoura, Portugal

Jul 2013Aug 2014

Circus Show - Medieval Fair

Production by: SoAnimarte

Aerialist, Actor, Dancer and contortionist. Caminha, Portugal

Dec 2013Jan 2014

Solo Artist - Le Club

Real Santa Eulália Resort and Hotel Spa

Aerial silks, aerial hoop and contortion act. Albufeira, Portugal

Jan 2014

Circus Model - "Moda do Avesso"

Production by: Marta Ferreira

Contortionist and model. Valongo, Portugal

Nov 2013Dec 2013

Circus Show - Fashion TV Events

Lookal Ocean Club

Aerial silks, aerial hoop and contortion act. Luanda, Angola

Oct 2013

Circus Performance - "Cannibals" - PachaOfir

Dance contortion spooky act on halloween's eve. Ofir, Portugal

Sep 2013

Circus Performance - BBC 

Aerial silks, aerial hoop act. Lisbon, Portugal

Jun 2013Jul 2013

Circus Show - "Poem for the end of the world" 

Coreography by: Van Nguyen

Aerial silks act and contemporary dance performance. Arcos de Valdevez; Porto; Portugal.

May 2013

Circus Performance - 41º. Anniversary - Ramallosa 2000

Aerial silks, aerial hoop, animation and contortion act at Ramallosa 2000. Vigo, Spain 

Apr 2012Dec 2012

Cabaret Show -  Kabaret Kalinas

Production by: Cecília Dias

Aerial silk blindfoolded act and a contortionist. Espinho, Portugal

Nov 2012

Cabaret Show - "O que é nacional é bom!" 

Production by: Jorge Freitas

Dancer and acrobat. Portugal

Jul 2011Aug 2011


Production by: RádioRenascença

Dancer in Festas 80´s Renascença events.

Dance Background

Sep 2014

"Segredo Secreto"

Coreography by: Ana Figueira //  Companhia Instável

Aveirense Theatre - Chorus -  Porto Portugal

Mar 2013


Coreography by: Alexandre Duarte and Ana Figueira 

Ginasiano Dance School - Soloist - Porto, Portugal

May 2012


Coreography by: Índio Queiroz

Serralves em Festa 2012 - Chorus - Porto, Portugal

Feb 2010

"Focus Fragmentado" 

Coreography by: Isabel Ariel

 I Encuentro Internacional de Escuelas de Danza - Quartet - RESAD, Madrid, Spain


  • 2015                                     Dancer and contortionist in videoclip of "ShamanShamans" for Leah                                                           Uitjerland.

  • Jun-Sep   2015                     Gave several aerial silks, aerial hoop and dance trapeze workshops.                                                             The Oporto International School, CLIP. Portugal                

  • 2007 - 2008                       Acrobatic Gymnastics Interscholastic Competion

                                                       3º. Place - Mixed Duo 

                                                       2º. Place - Male Trio 



  • Specialised in the circus discipline of contortion and aerials
  • Good improvisation skills
  • Good adaption to a new work environment 
  • Experienced working as a soloist and member of chorus
  • Hiper-Mobility - Joint Dislocation habilities
  • Able to mix circus and dance easily

 Circus Portfolio

A brevious compilation of my circus related performances and modeling. 

Dance Portfolio

A compilation of some of my dance performances.