Originally from Brazil, Gabriel studied classical ballet at Ballet Juvenil de Florianópolis and completed his training at the prestigious Escola de Dança do Conservatório Nacional in Lisbon, Portugal and Pacific DanceArts in Vancouver, Canada. In 2011, Gabriel was invited to be part of the pre-professional program at Coastal City Ballet in Vancouver, BC. Gabriel also attended the professional summer intensive at Atlanta Ballet and the Banff Centre Dance Program on scholarship. Gabriel has won gold medals and many scholarships at many international dance competitions, including the largest dance festival in South America, the “Festival de Dança de Joinville.”
Gabriel joined Canada's Ballet Jörgen in Toronto as a company dancer from 2012-2014, performing classical repertoire including Swan Lake, Romeo and Juliet, soloist roles in The Nutcracker, and many contemporary works under Director Bengt Jӧrgen. Gabriel's professional resume also includes work with Cia Independente de Florianópolis in Brazil, and guest performances across Canada and the US. With Ballet Fantastique, Gabriel recently starred as the charming rake, Rafael Moncada, in Ballet Fantastique's ZORRO: The Ballet with the LA-based band Incendio and virtuoso violinist Brendan Vance playing the original music of Oregon composer Kim Angelis.
Florianópolis, SC - Brazil
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