Trained at the Brazilian Dance Conservatory in Rio de Janeiro, Juliano Nuñes (b. 1990) furthered his studies at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts and was accepted for an apprenticeship with the Karlsruhe Ballet. His professional career began the year following, when he was hired by the company. His need for discovery took him to the Ballet Hagen in Germany, and he went on to join Gauthier Dance, also in Germany, for two years.
After a season at the Leipzig Opera Ballet he joined the Royal Ballet Flanders, under the direction of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. He has worked with among others Akram Kahn, Ohad Naharin, Merce Cunningham, William Forsythe, Jonah Bokaer, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Hans van Manen and Yury Grigorovich, always fueling his curiosity while at the same time acquiring experience and a versatility that make him unique among contemporary dancers.
He has also been successful as a choreographer. In 2017 he created Back Forward Back for Ballet Flanders, which he presented the same year at the 31st International Competition for Choreographers Hanover.
He has gone on to receive critical acclaim for his own choreography and has created pieces on Marie-Agnès Gillot (Étoile of Paris Opera), Svetlana Lunkina and Evan Mckie both Principal dancers with the National Ballet of Canada and an upcoming new work for the Nederlands Dans Theater 2.