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Gabrielle Collins

New Dancer | West Hartford, Connecticut | Joined Cincinnati Ballet in 2020

Gabrielle Collins is from West Hartford, Connecticut and began her pre-professional training at the Hartt School. In 2014, she was a New York City finalist at the Youth America Grand Prix and won the gold medal at the Connecticut Classic for both the senior female and pas de deux categories. From 2014-2017, she danced with Atlanta Ballet II and performed leading roles including Marya in John McFall’s The Nutcracker. Additionally, she had the opportunity to be a guest dancer for The Atlanta Opera’s Romeo and Juliet. Gabrielle is an alumnus of the Ballet Program at Jacob’s Pillow where she was featured in Yury Yanowsky’s World Premiere at the opening gala in 2016. She joined Tulsa Ballet II in 2017 where she appeared in a demi-soloist role in Helen Pickett’s Meðal and in the North American Premiere of Derek Deane’s Strictly Gershwin, among many others. She also performed in works by renowned choreographers such as Ma Cong, Jennifer Archibald and Penny Saunders. Most recently, Gabrielle spent the 2019-20 season as a company member with Dayton Ballet where she had the opportunity to perform the title role in Septime Webre’s “Carmen.” She is so excited to join Cincinnati Ballet! 

Professional History

  • Atlanta Ballet II: 2014-2017
  • Tulsa Ballet II: 2017-2019
  • Dayton Ballet II: 2019-2020
  • Cincinnati Ballet: Present

Favorite Roles

  • Carmen in Septime Webre’s Carmen
  • Marya in John McFall’s Nutcracker
  • Strictly Gershwin Derek Deane
  • Kitri and Mercedes in Don Quixote
  • Russian Girl in Serenade

Competitions & Awards

  • 2014 YAGP NYC Finalist – Senior Women
  • 2014 CT Dance Alliance – CT Classic – Gold medalist in Senior women and Pas de Deux Categories
  • 2015 Recipient of the Regional Dance America Bobby Barnett Cash Scholarship