Gonzalez Karina

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Classical Ballet / Soloist / Soloist

Birthplace
Caracas, Venezuela

Dance Training
Gustavo Franklin Ballet School, Caracas, Venezuela

Joined the Company
2010

Favorite Ballet:
Romeo & Juliet and Don Quixote

Defining Moment: When I had the opportunity to share the role of Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty with Viviana Durante as a member of the corps de ballet.

Karina Gonzalez is a native of Caracas, Venezuela and is a silver medal winner of the New York International Ballet Competition in 2007. She trained at the Gustavo Franklin Ballet School in Caracas, Venezuela and has danced professionally with Ballet National of Caracas and Tulsa Ballet Theater, where she reached the rank of principal in 2007. Ms. Gonzalez joined Houston Ballet as a soloist in 2010. She has danced principal roles in Ben Stevenson's Cinderella, Andre Prokovsy's The Great Gatsby, as well as Swan Lake, Don Quixote,and The Sleeping Beauty. She has danced roles in works by the world's foremost choreographers, including George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Jiří Kylián, Twyla Tharp and Christopher Wheeldon. Ms. Gonzalez has also been a guest artist at the Gala International Colombia (2006), San Antonio Metropolitan's Ballet Gala (2009), and the New York International Ballet Competition's Gala (2009).

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