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David Gabriel is a member of New York City Ballet’s corps de ballet. He was born in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where he began his dance training at the age of eight at Glenwood Dance Academy, under DeAnna Anderson, which became Aspen Santa Fe Ballet School, under Melanie Doskocil. At 15, he continued his training at Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet with Marcia Dale Weary and Darla Hoover. He attended the 2019 summer program at the School of American Ballet, the official school of New York City Ballet, and enrolled full-time at SAB for the winter term that year. As a student at SAB, Gabriel received the Rudolph Nureyev scholarship. Gabriel became an apprentice with NYCB in August 2021 and joined the corps de ballet in May 2022.

As an apprentice, Gabriel performed a featured role in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Tea).

Portrait © Erin Baiano


  • Bourrée Fantasque 
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Tea, Candy Cane, Soldier)
  • La Sonnambula


  • Fortuitous Ash


  • The Sleeping Beauty (Jesters)

Gianna Reisen

  • Play Time

Alysa Pires

  • Standard Deviation