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Gonzalo Garcia is a principal dancer with New York City Ballet.

Born in Zaragoza, Spain, Mr. Garcia began studying ballet at the age of eight at Maria Avila's school. In 1995, he attended the summer session at San Francisco Ballet School. Following this session, Mr. Garcia participated in the Prix de Lausanne, becoming the youngest dancer to receive a gold medal.

He then returned to the School to resume his studies and was selected by Helgi Tomasson, Artistic Director of San Francisco Ballet, to perform in a world premiere ballet created especially for the 1996 Spring Student Showcase.

Mr. Garcia joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in March 1998. In 2000, he was promoted to soloist, and in 2002 to principal dancer.

Mr. Garcia was invited to perform Balanchine's Ballo della Regina with New York City Ballet as part of the Company's Balanchine Centennial Celebration in 2004.

Mr. Garcia joined New York City Ballet in October 2007 as a principal dancer.

GEORGE BALANCHINE

  • Apollo
  • Brahms/Schoenberg Quartet
  • Coppélia (Frantz)
  • Danses Concertantes
  • Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée'
  • Donizetti Variations
  • Harlequinade (Harlequin)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream (Oberon)
  • George Balanchine's The Nutcracker® (Cavalier)
  • Orpheus (Orpheus)
  • Prodigal Son (The Prodigal Son)
  • "Rubies" from Jewels
  • Sonatine
  • La Source
  • Symphony in C
  • Tarantella
  • Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux
  • Tschaikovsky Suite No. 3 (Theme and Variations)
  • Union Jack (Scottish and Canadian Guards Regiments and Royal Navy)
  • Vienna Waltzes

MAURO BIGONZETTI

  • Vespro

AUGUST BOURNONVILLE

  • Flower Festival in Genzano (Pas de Deux)
  • La Sylphide (James)

JORMA ELO

  • Slice to Sharp

EDWAARD LIANG

  • Lineage

PETER MARTINS

  • A Fool for You (Rockhouse)
  • Hallelujah Junction
  • Naïve and Sentimental Music
  • Romeo + Juliet (Tybalt)
  • The Sleeping Beauty (Prince Désiré)
  • Swan Lake (Pas de Quatre, Prince Siegfried)

BENJAMIN MILLEPIED

  • Neverwhere

JUSTIN PECK

  • Everywhere We Go

JEROME ROBBINS

  • A Suite of Dances
  • Andantino
  • Brandenburg
  • Dances at a Gathering
  • Four Bagatelles
  • The Goldberg Variations
  • Opus 19
  • Other Dances

JEROME ROBBINS AND TWYLA THARP

  • Brahms/Handel

LIAM SCARLETT

  • Acheron

CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON

  • DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse
  • Mercurial Manoeuvres
  • Polyphonia

Mauro Bigonzetti

  • Luce Nascosta

Robert Binet

  • The Blue of Distance

Pontus Lidberg

  • The Shimmering Asphalt

Peter Martins

  • Bal de Couture
  • Grazioso

Wayne McGregor

  • Outlier

Justin Peck

  • The Decalogue
  • The Most Incredible Thing (The Three Kings)
  • Pulcinella Variations
  • Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes
  • Rotunda

Alexei Ratmansky

  • Concerto DSCH
  • Pictures at an Exhibition

Christopher Wheeldon

  • Les Carillons

Anatomy of a Dance

Gonzalo Garcia on Danses Concertantes

Gonzalo Garcia discusses the challenge of maintaining constant motion in the pas de deux of Balanchine’s Danses Concertantes and curious experience of wearing gloves throughout the performance.

At San Francisco Ballet, Mr. Garcia’s featured roles included Balanchine's Apollo, The Four Temperaments, "Rubies" from Jewels, Prodigal Son, Square Dance, Symphony in C, Tarantella, and Tschaikovsky Pas de Deux; William Forsythe's The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude; Jerome Robbins' Dances at a Gathering, Dybbuk, Fanfare, Glass Pieces, and Other Dances; Helgi Tomasson's Giselle (Albrecht, Pas de Cinq), Romeo and Juliet (Romeo, Benvolio), The Sleeping Beauty (Bluebird, Pas de Six), Swan Lake (Prince Siegfried, Pas de Trois, Neopolitan), and Mr. Tomasson and Yuri Possokhov's Don Quixote (Basilio); and Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia and There Where She Loved.

In addition, Mr. Garcia created the roles of Nutcracker Prince in Mr. Tomasson's Nutcracker and Aminta in Mark Morris's Sylvia, and originated a role in Mr. Wheeldon's Continuum.

Mr. Tomasson coached Mr. Garcia in Balanchine's Divertimento from 'Le Baiser de la Fée' as part of the George Balanchine Foundation Video Archives.

HONORS

As a dancer with San Francisco Ballet, Mr. Garcia was the recipient of a 2000 Princess Grace Award.

Portrait © Erin Baiano