Fernando Duarte Biography – Fernando Duarte Wiki
Fernando Duarte is a professional dancer at The Joffrey Ballet since 2013. He is best known for portraying Mother Nutcracker in the Joffrey Ballet annual production of The Nutcracker.
At the age of 9, he began his studies of ballet at Dalal Achcar Dance Academy and later at the Maria Olenewa Municipal School of Dance. 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, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, where he danced lead roles in ballets such as Cinderella, Coppélia and contemporary works by former Academy Artistic Director Alexei Kremnev.
Since joining The Joffrey Ballet, 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.
Duarte 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.
Liam Scarlett Partner Fernando Duarte
Liam Scarlett’s partner is Fernando Duarte. On April 8, 2021, Fernando Duarte wished his partner Liam Scarlett and his dog a happy birthday on Instagram. Duarte shared a photo of his partner Liam Scarlett and his dog, writing, “Today is their birthday. My little Aries’. I’m so lucky my man and my son were born on the same day to bring home happiness and Joy. Happy birthday Liam and Ricky. I love you to the “swallow the moon” and back. #myfamily.” Liam Scarlett died on April 16, 2021, at age 35, in London, England, United Kingdom.
Fernando Duarte Age
Fernando Duarte was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Fernando Duarte Instagram
Fernando Duarte’s Instagram account is @fduarte91.