DUANE GOSA, a Chicago native, received his BFA in Dance from The University of Akron in 2008. Upon graduation, Duane moved to New York City to join the contemporary dance company, Jennifer Muller/The Works. Here he had the opportunity perform many lead roles with the company, teach master classes and assist with reconstructing Jennifer’s works across the US, Brazil, China, and Mexico. Since moving to NYC to join JM/TW, Duane has had the pleasure of working with dance artists and companies of all disciplines. Most significantly as a dancer in New York City Opera’s production of Esther at Lincoln Center, in the the Taiwanese tour of Tim Rice and Elton John’s Broadway musical AIDA, with Gleich Dances in NYC, and with the contemporary cabaret company, The Love Show, in a host of nightlife events and off-broadway productions including their popular production of Nutcracker: Rated R. Subsequently, in 2013 Duane joined Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo and has had the opportunity to perform soloist roles with the company in over 20 different countries around the world. Duane is thrilled to be working with the artists of Dance Key West!

​Portrait by Lauren Marie Breaux