Jefta Tanate graduated from ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem, Netherlands. Through his internship with Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, he entered the Dutch dance world. Since then he has learned several techniques and methods, such as Contact-Improvisation, Martial Arts and Circus, which he further developed at Maas Theater & Dance and Arch8. At Maas Theater & Dance he also developed a new perspective on movement.
Nowadays he works mainly as a freelancer creating very versatile work, ranging from outdoor location performances to tours with other companies in the Dutch and international dance world. Movement is still his driving force, now taking on a different role as a maker. He is back in his hometown Arnhem to create more work, with support from Theater a/d Rijn and SHIFFT.