Eliezer Rabelo was born and raised in Brazil. He began his dance training with the dance masters in the State of Amazonas— Conceicao Souza, Marco Venicius, and Jorge Kenedy. Eliezer also trained with well-known South American teachers: Olga Shimasaki (National Ballet of Peru), Raul Candal (Colon Theatre of Argentina), Jair Moraes (Ballet Guaira of Brazil), and other internationally renowned teachers: Ivo Karaguiorguiev (National Ballet of Sophia), and Ronald E. Brown (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater).
As a professional dancer in Brazil, Eliezer performed with Grupo Espaco de Danca do Amazonas (GEDAM), Cia. de Danca do SESC, and Corpo de Danca do Amazonas (the resident company of Amazonas Opera House). He was invited by the Department of Culture and Tourism of Amazonas State to direct and teach at Bale de Camara do Palacio Rio Negro and Centro Cultural Claudio Santoro.
In 1995, Eliezer founded Cia. Ballet da Barra, a dance school and company that performed Rabelo’s version of The Nutcracker for three years at the famous Amazon Opera House. He also received awards in important dance festivals in Brazil such as Festival de Danca do Mercosul in Bento Goncalves from 1995 to 1997 and IX Seminario Internacional de Danca Brasiliain 1999.
In 2002, Eliezer moved to the United States and worked for five years with the Lula Washington Dance Theater. He has been a guest artist with other companies such as the American Repertory Dance Company, Ballet Folclorico do Brasil, Project 21, Kin Dance Co., Ballet Collective, and the Lake Arrowhead Ballet Company. In 2005, he finished filming a featured role in Ford Austin’s shortcut picture Tiny Dancer.
Eliezer has been teaching classical ballet, jazz and modern dance for 19 years. He is also a choreographer for figure skaters, dancers, dance schools and companies and dance competitions. A classically trained countertenor, he is currently earning a degree in music performance.
In 2009, Eliezer became a certified BASI Pilates instructor and has been teaching Pilates for over 3 years. He lives in Redlands, CA with his wife, Danae and daughter Tabata.