- Mérida, Mexico
- Miami City Ballet School
School of American Ballet (summer program)
Centro Estatal de Bellas Artes
- Company Membership
Joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet in 2017
Gabriela Gonzalez was born in Mérida, Mexico, and trained at Miami City Ballet School, Centro Estatal de Bellas Artes, and summer programs at the School of American Ballet and Encuentro Internacional de Ballet in Cuba. She apprenticed with Miami City Ballet and was a demi-soloist at Tulsa Ballet and a soloist at Italy’s Balletto del Sud before joining San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2017.
Before joining the Company, Gabriela danced featured roles in Balanchine’s Apollo (Calliope), George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker® (Spanish), and Serenade (Dark Angel); McGregor’s Infra (2nd pas de deux) and PreSentient; Duato’s Remansos (3rd pas de deux); Forsythe’s in the middle, somewhat elevated; Liang’s Romeo and Juliet (Lead Harlot); Bruce’s Rooster (“Ruby Tuesday” solo and “Lady Jane” woman); Cerrudo’s Second to Last (lead) and Extremely Close; Cong’s Blue Flame (1st pas de deux), Flight of Fancy (lead couple), and Uniko (“Warhorse” woman); Page’s The Grammar of Ornament (lead couple); Rhoden’s Ballad Unto… (lead couple); Angelini’s Nutcracker (Arabian, Snow soloist couple, and Spanish) and The Sleeping Beauty (Puss in Boots); Cranko’s The Taming of the Shrew (pas de six); and Franzutti’s Swan Lake (Big Swans), Carmen (Micaela), Edipo Re (Giocasta), Firebird (Princess Tsarevna), and Mozart (lead couple).
Her repertory includes Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments (Melancholic and Phlegmatic corps), “Emeralds” and “Diamonds” in Jewels, Symphony in Three Movements, and La Valse; Fonte’s Bolero; Hougland’s Rite of Spring; and Hue’s Contrast.
Gabriela won the gold medal in the Professional Category at VII Concurso de la Confederación Interamericana de Profesionales de la Danza in 2010. She received scholarships from the Institute of Culture of the Yucatán Government in 2004–2008 and the Youth Award of the Arts (Yucatán, Mexico) in 2003.