Kick up your heels for Cincinnati Ballet’s Joseph Gatti, who just took home a gold medal (and a cool $7,000 cash prize) in the men’s senior division from the inaugural World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Fla.
Gatti also danced with his onstage (and offstage) Cincinnati Ballet partner, Adiarys Almeida, in the fiery Don Quixote pas de deux in the competition’s closing “Gala of the Stars” on July 8. Orlando Sentinel Dance Critic Diane Hubbard Burns described their performance as a “shooting-star delivery” that garnered fervent audience response.
Locals can catch the duo Aug. 11 in ballet tech cincinnati’s Gala of International Ballet Stars at the Aronoff Center where they’ll represent our fair city among the evening’s host of the brightest ballet stars from prestigious companies across the globe.
— Julie Mullins