Gustavo Ribeiro

Corps de Ballet

Hometown: Vitoria, Brazil

Gustavo Ribeiro was born in Vitoria, Brazil. He started dancing at the age of 12 at Expressão e Arte Studio de Dança. He received full scholarship at Palucca Hochschule for Tanz Dresden, Joffrey Academy of Dance and Orlando Ballet School. After attending the Washington Ballet’s Second Company he began his professional career with Alberta Ballet – Canada. In 2016 he joined Kansas City Ballet. His repertoire at KCB includes featured roles in Jerome Robbins’ Interplay; Jiri Kylian’s Petite Mort; George Balanchine’s Diamonds and Theme and Variations; Devon Carney’s The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet; Val Caniparoli’s The Lottery; Stanton Welch’s Play; Matthew Neenan’s The Uneven; Bruce Wells A Midsummer Night’s Dream; among others.

Ribeiro has also earned many awards for his excellence in choreography. In 2017, he choreographed his world premiere Tempestades da Vida for Kansas City Ballet’s New Moves production. Ribeiro is also an American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum certified teacher.

He joined MCB as a corps de ballet dancer in 2018.