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Joseph Gatti


Former Cincinnati Ballet, Corella Ballet Principal Dancer and Boston Ballet. Born in Warwick, New York and raised in Orlando, Florida. Mr.Gatti started his dance training at Southern Ballet Theatre in 93’ under Founder Barbra Riggins and Kip Watson. He danced with Orlando Ballet as an apprentice 2001-2003 under the leadership of Fernando Bujones. In 2003 he was awarded the Gold Medal and a Scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London. Upon graduating with honors he received the 2004 Dame Ruth Railton Award for Excellence in Dance. In 2005 he became the first American Male Dancer to win the prestigious Gold Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. Joseph was nominated for best male dancer at the 2006 Benois de la Danse in Moscow, Russia. The Benois de la Danse is one of the most prestigious ballet competitions, founded by the International Dance Association in Moscow in 1991. The members of this jury consists of only top ballet personages such as Carla Fracci, Alessandra Ferri, Irina Kolpakova, Yuri Grigorovich, John Neumeier, Rudolph Nureyev and more. 

Gatti was a Bronze Medalist at the USA International Ballet Competition, Silver Medalist at the Seoul International Ballet Competition in Korea and Istanbul Ballet Competition. In 2007 Joseph received the Gold Medal at the first World Ballet Competition in Florida. In 2013 Joseph received the Mr. Virtuosity Award at the Dance Open Ballet Festival in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and 2014 he received "Best Pas De Duex" award at the Dance Open Festival in Saint- Petersburg , Russia . He has had the privilege to work with many choreographers and master teachers such a as Natalia Makarova, Val Caniparoli, Wayne McGregor, Angel Corella, Jorma Elo, Jiri Kylian, Twyla Tharp, Christopher Wheeldon and many more. Joseph is also a master teacher of ballet, guest teaching around the world from the Ballet Philippines Company and School, National Capital School Of Ballet ( Australia) YAGP and much more.

 
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