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THE SCOOP | Nationwide Ballet Principal Character Artist Alejandra Perez-Gomez To Retire After 25 Years


Alejandra Perez-Gomez in Romeo and Juliet (Photo: Bruce Zinger)
Alejandra Perez-Gomez in Romeo and Juliet (Photograph: Bruce Zinger)

Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Inventive Director of The Nationwide Ballet of Canada, has introduced the upcoming retirement of Principal Character Artist Alejandra Perez-Gomez. She’s going to go away a 25-year legacy of roles dropped at life with a singular mixture of dance and appearing artistry.

Alejandra will retire on the finish of the 2022/23 season by performing the position of Woman Capulet in Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet. Her final efficiency can be on June 25 at 2:00 p.m., and the whole firm will be a part of Perez-Gomez onstage for her closing farewell.

“After 25 years on the Nationwide Ballet, this firm will all the time be near my coronary heart. I’ll eternally treasure the reminiscences I carry with me from the stage and the studio, and particularly the lifelong associates I’ve made alongside the way in which,” mentioned Perez-Gomez in a press release.

“I really feel very grateful that for therefore a few years, I used to be in a position to share the stage with such a tremendous neighborhood of artists. I stay up for celebrating with my colleagues and our viewers, as I take my closing bow dancing one in all my favorite roles.”

A 25-year profession in ballet

A local of Toronto, Perez-Gomez educated at L’École supérieure de ballet du Québec, the Princess Grace Academy in Monaco, and San Francisco Ballet Faculty in California. Her skilled profession introduced her again residence;

  • Joined The Nationwide Ballet of Canada in 1998;
  • Grew to become a Second Soloist in 2006;
  • Promoted to Principal Character Artist in 2013.

She has carried out as a part of the ensemble within the Corps de Ballet, in featured roles as Second Soloist, and within the character roles she would turn into most related to as Principal Character Artist, together with Baba in The Nutcracker, the Step.m.different and the Stepsister in James Kudelka’s Cinderella, and Carabosse in The Sleeping Magnificence, together with Woman Capulet. Her repertoire consists of roles in a number of works by James Kudelka, corresponding to The 4 Seasons, which she counts amongst her favourites.

Her work has usually been famous for its vivid characterizations, and her dramatic in addition to dance abilities. She has just lately begun helping the senior coaches in a instructing position, in addition to rehearsing the opposite dancers.

Alejandra Perez-Gomez will carry out the position of Woman Capulet on June 17, 24 at 7:30 p.m./June 22, 25 at 2:00 p.m. and the position of Nurse on June 15, 16, 21, 23 at 7:30 p.m./June 18 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets can be found [HERE].

Alejandra is at present engaged on a level in Psychology from Queen’s College. We want her all one of the best for her closing performances, and into the longer term.

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