Duarte Valadares is 31 years old and graduated from Escola Superior de Dança in 2014. He lives in Portugal, researching in parallel contemporary and urban movement; a movement research called "Random Reference".
He has worked with choreographers such as Amélia Bentes (in Eternuridade), Gregory Maqoma (in Free), Emmanuelle Hyuhn (in Cribles), Marco da Silva Ferreira (in Land(e)scape, Hu(r)mano, Brother and Bisonte), Drosha Gherkov (in Needs), Jonas&Lander (in Adorabilis), Mafalda Deville (in Barro), Thierry Smits/Compagnie Thor (in Anima Ardens and WaW).
In 2015, he choreographed Dry Mouth, in 2016 State of Doubt, in 2017 We can buy a Basquiat but we can't hold hands, with Jonas Verwerft, and between 2018 and 2021 he also created the work Rubble King.
He is currently on tour with Brother and Bisonte, both works by Marco da Silva Ferreira, and is collaborating with Catarina Miranda in her new creation, Cabraqimera.