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Gabriella Delgado (Domnican Republic) – foto credit: TBS, fotograf: Ovidiu Matiu

Introducing Gabriella Delgado

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, Gabriella started dancing at the age of three because her aunt was a professional ballet dancer, and she encouraged her parents to start her in ballet.

After training with Academia de Ballet Los Prados and Instituto Superior de Danza Alicia Alonso, Gabriella danced with the Michigan Classical Ballet Company, Ballet Nacional Dominicano, Ballet Concierto Dominicano and Gran Ballet de Cámara de Madrid after which joining Teatrul de Balet Sibiu.

She was awarded a scholarship to the Academy of Ballet los Prados for eight years Vaganova Methodology under the direction of the principal dancers Pastora Delgado and Alejandra Dore. Awarded honor student for 6th, 7th and 8th year. Special mention for being the youngest dancer to perform a soloist role in the Ballet National Dominicano production, Summer Intensive Program in Geiger Ballet School 2003. Scholarship to Geiger Ballet School, Michigan, USA 2003. Accepted to Michigan Classical Ballet Company, Participation in “Regional Dance America, Mid-States Festival” Cincinatti, Ohio. Participant in the 1st International Ballet Festival in the Dominican Republic. 3rd place at the Biennial Competition 2008 Santiago de los Caballeros. Chosen as National Youth Talent by the Dominican Ministry of Culture 2008 & 2009. Workshop of Vaganova technique with Maitre Margarita de Saa. Workshop of classical dance with Finis Jhung. Full 4-year scholarship to the Instituto de Danza Alicia Alonso (University Rey Juan Carlos, 2011) Madrid, Spain.

Career highlights include, Swanhilda in Coppelia, Clara in Nutcracker, Acuarela in Diana and Acteon, Spring Waters Pas de Deux, Kitri in Don Quixote, choreography Alicia Alonso, Lisette in La fille mal gardee, choreography Alicia Alonso, Le Corsaire Pas de deux, Waltz in Les Sylphides, Peasant Pas de Deux in Giselle, Pas de Trois in Swan Lake.

Gabriella has been invited to dance with the Ballet Concierto Dominicano, Ballet Nacional Dominicano, Festival between BND and Incolballet. Invited to dance in the Festival Segovia Danza for 3 years. Involved in the Summer Festival at Escorial, Spain. Invited to participate in the International Dance Festival San Sebastian. Invited to dance as Swanhilda of Coppelia in tour of Camara de Madrid.

You may not know:
Gabriella’s favorite food is without doubt a good steak. Her favorite place is anywhere next to the sea. She loves to write a lot. Game of Thrones is her favorite TV show. Her Aunt Pastora Delgado was a professional ballet dancer.

You can follow Gabriella on instagram:
@gabidelgado23