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Alexandre Duarte

Dancer - Aerialist - Contortionist - Acrobat

General Info

Name: Alexandre Duarte

Nationality: Portuguese

Based in: Turin, Italy

Born: 21 March, 1995

Contact: 00351912745884

[email protected]

Artistic Education

Nov 2017

Intensive Butoh Masterclass - Sven Wu Wei

Attended the intensive Butoh Masterclass gaven by Sven Wu Wei, Porto, Portugal 

Mar 2017Dec 2017

Voguing Dance House of Magnifique

Member of the Iconic House of Magnifique (Ballroom Vogue Dance Scene)

Coached by Archie Burnett, Princess Xtravaganza, Joana Teixeira

December 2016

Intensive Butoh Masterclass - Yumiko Yoshioka

Attended the intensive Butoh Masterclasses gaven by Yumiko Yoshioka, Porto, Portugal

Mar 2016May 2016

Formação Avançada em Interpretação e Criação Coreográfica

Companhia Instável

Completed half course of FAICC.

May 2016 // October 2017

Double Workshop with Caitlan Maggs and Alexei Karuline

Cirque du Soleil

Had the chance to do a workshop gaven by Caitlan Maggs and Alexei Karuline from Cirque du Soleil. Maia, Portugal 

May 2016 // October 2017

April 2016

Masterclass with David Zambrano

One week masterclass with David Zambrano. Porto - Portugal

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

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

Performance Experience

April Set 2018


Worked with SONICS, circus company.

Worked with SONICS circus company. Turin, Italy

January 2018

Baia dos Piratas - Moliere Productions

Worked with Moliere Productions at Mall of Qatar during the month of January as a part of Baia dos Piratas production.

Qatar, Doha

Mar 2017December 2017

"Sentido" - Production from Boris Vecchio

Worked in the newest production from Boris Vecchio, "Sentido". A part of Companhia Sarabanda (Italy) and Teatro da Didascalia (Portugal). 

Performed at Festival Vaudeville Rendez-Vouz, Guimaraes/Braga. 

Performed at Festival Circumnavigando, Torino, Italy

Nov 2017

"Tissue" by Paulina Almeida

Worked in coperation with Paulina Almeida at a street performance, self titled : Tissue. A part of "Fractal Bodies" saga, Porto, Portugal.

Oct 2017

"The Magical Return" - Montalegre

A part of a new production by Paulina Almeida "The Magical Return" performed at Montalegre, Portugal 2017

Jun 2017Out 2017

Baia Dos Piratas - Moliere Productions

Worked at Zoomarine, as a part of "Baia dos Piratas". Albufeira, Portugal

Feb 2017

"Bins" - Aerial Contortion

Performed my own Aerial Tissue Contortion Piece at Quintas de Leitura, Teatro de Campo Alegre, Porto, Portugal

Dec 2016

Cidade Natal da Guarda


Aerialist and animator during the Christmas Season 2016

Oct 2016November 2016

Zoomarine - Halloween

Horror House

Actor and animator during the Halloween season at Zoomarine 2016

Albufeira, Portugal

July 2016

Vaudeville Redevouz Festival

Performed my own aerial tissue piece at Vaudeville Redevouz Festival.

May 2016

Trengos - Circus Festival

Erva Daninha

Performed 2 of my pieces, "Schizophrenia" (Aerial Silks Act) and "What's truth?" at Festival Trengos. Porto-Portugal

June 2016October 2016

Zoomarine - Baía dos Piratas

Acrobatic/Comedy Show

Aerialist, actor and animator for Zoomarine, belonging to "Baía dos Piratas" show production.

Albufeira, Portugal

Mar 2012Dec 2016

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

Apr 2016May 2016

Percursos pela Arquitéctura 2016

Companhia Instável

Performed at Percursos pela Arquitéctura, directed by the FAICC students, having the chance to create and perform in na arquitecture university.

Porto, Portugal

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


  • 2017 Joined the Voguing House of Magnifique 

  • 2017 The face for Exceed Shoe Thinker new fashion shoe Autumn/Winter Collection 2017

  • 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
  • Experienced in Butoh Tecniques