Monday, July 23, 2012

Center "King" Joins Mikhailovsky Ballet

Marcelo Gomes, a Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre, has thrilled Center audiences many times. He has added a new title, Guest Principal Dancer of the Mikhailovsky Ballet for its 2012-13 Season. In recent seasons at Segerstrom Center, Gomes was seen as the Rogue in the West Coast premiere of Twyla Tharp’s Rabbit and Rogue (August 2008), which was a co-commission of the Center with ABT, Tour de Force II (April 2011); Kings of the Dance (October 2011) and as Prince Ivan in ABT’s new Firebird, which had its world premiere here in March, 2012.  

Top: Marcelo Gomes in King of the Dance 2011; photo by Doug Gifford
Bottom: Marcelo Gomes and Natalia Osipova, from Lady of the Camelias; photo by Gene Schiavone

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