Also an Instructor for the NYC Jazz & Contemporary Intensive.
Gabriela is a native of La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. She is a former cast member and dance captain for CHICAGO the Musical on Broadway and National Tours. She has worked with celebrities such as George Hamilton, Marilou Henner, Hal Linden, Taye Digs, Usher, Melanie Griffith, Patrick Swayze, Brooke Shields and more. She is currently Co-Founder/Director of R.Evolución Latina (RL), a nonprofit organization making a difference through the arts. Gabriela has brought the RL mission to her city of La Paz and surrounding areas by teaching workshops at community centers as well as offering master classes in dance to the local dance community. Her training begun under the RAD syllabus and followed at San Francisco Ballet School and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. She has taught Classical Ballet, Jazz and Musical theater at schools across Germany, Austria, Mexico, Peru and in New York at STEPS, PACE, Ellison Ballet, BDC and Arias Dance NYC. Gabriela danced with various groups in Mexico, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Tanzforum der Oper Koeln in Cologne. She has assisted Choreographers such as Ms. Ann Reinking and Baayork Lee. Her musical theater credits include Roman Holiday (Guthrie), West Side Story, Joseph and the Amazing…, Caroussel and the Vienna, and Mexico City companies of CHICAGO where she played the role of Velma Kelly in their original language. She also staged the Dusseldorf Company of CHICAGO. As a voice over actor her voice can be heard in numerous TV commercials and radio spots for the Hispanic market. Her film credits include WHAT EVER LOLA WANTS (Tribeca film festival) and ENCHANTED. She’s a passionate teacher, inspiring, mentoring and instilling her values and work ethic into the new generation of dancers. She is a recipient of El Diario’s 2010 Mujeres Destacadas award and an advisory board member for the Broadway League’s VIVA BROADWAY initiative.