Dance Theatre of Harlem
Born in Porta Alegre, Brazil, Rejane Duarte began her dance training at age six. Duarte studied at the Instituto Municipal de Belas Artes, Ballet Vera Bublitz, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem school.
After a year at the school, Duarte joined DTH in 2000. Her repertoire with the company included George Balanchine’s Agon
, Concerto Barocco
, The Four Temperaments
, Stars & Stripes
, Theme and Variations
, and Who Cares?
; Robert Garland
’s The Joplin Dances
; Geoffrey Holder
; Vincent Sekwati Mantsoe’s Sasanka
; Arthur Mitchell
’s South African Suite
; Domy Reiter-Soffer’s Equus
; Augustus Van Heerden’s Passion of the Blood
; and Billy Wilson
’s Concerto in F
She has performed in Australia, China, Austria, Germany, Greece, Spain, and the UK and at venues like the Kennedy Center, New York City Center, and Lincoln Center.
In 2001, The Wall Street Journal called Duarte “glamorous and authoritative,” saying that she brought “compelling posture and crystalline movie” to her role in South African Suite.
From 2005-2012, Duarte taught at the DTH school.
Duarte received her Master’s in nursing from Hunter College and BSN from NYU and now works as a nurse practitioner.