Gustavo RibeiroCorps de Ballet
Hometown: Vitoria, Brazil
Gustavo Ribeiro was born in Vitoria, Brazil. At the age of 12, he began his classical ballet training at Expressão e Arte Studio de Dança. He received full scholarship to Palucca Hochschule for Tanz Dresden – Germany, Joffrey Academy of Dance and Orlando Ballet School. Ribeiro attended the Washington Ballet Studio Company, and in 2015, he joined Kansas City Ballet.
His repertoire includes featured roles in Jerome Robbins’ Interplay (horseplay); Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort; Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker (Cavalier, Snow King, Lead Russian), Romeo and Juliet (Mercutio), Sleeping Beauty (Blue Bird); Angel Corella’s Don Quixote (Espada, Lead Gypsy); Kirk Peterson’s Swan Lake; George Balanchine’s Diamonds (Demi), Piano Concerto n2, Theme and Variations (Demi), The Nutcracker and A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Jerome Robins & Twyla Tharp Brahms/Handel; among works by Val Caniparoli, Stanton Welch, Matthew Neenan, Bruce Wells, Septime Webre, Robert Hill, Olivier Munoz and Aszure Barton.
Ribeiro has performed at the famous Kennedy Center multiple times and has also earned many awards for his excellence in choreography. In 2017, he choreographed a world premiere called “Tempestades da Vida” for Kansas City Ballet. Ribeiro is also an American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum certified teacher.
He joined MCB as a Corps de Ballet dancer in 2018.