Gypsy Hall

Summer Guest Faculty

Ballet and dance instructor - Gypsy Ball - Ballet School, Monroe County, Rochester NY

Born in Camaguey, Cuba, Gypsy Hall began her dance training at age eight with the National Ballet School of her birth city. During her student years, she won several awards in international competitions and festivals. At age eighteen she launched her professional career with the Ballet of Camaguey, where she became principal soloist under the direction of Fernando Alonso. In this period, she danced all the classics in the most important theaters of Brazil, Venezuela, and Mexico.

In 1993, Gypsy went on to dance with the National Ballet of Peru, where she held the position of principal dancer for two years. There she danced, among other things, Le Corsaire, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, La Fille mal Gardee and Les Sylphide.

In 1996, she started as a soloist with the Cuban National Ballet under the direction of Alicia Alonso. With them, she performed all over the world a vast repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary works; and worked with renowned choreographers such as Alberto Méndez, María Robira, Hilda Rivero, and Pedro Consuegra.

As a guest artist, Gypsy danced at numerous international galas and with many different companies and partners.

Today, she is the artistic director of Pembroke Ballet, a school that she founded.

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