CORPS DE BALLET
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Joined OKC Ballet in 2018
Marlo A. Miller DDS, MS
Gabrielle Mengden trained at the Allegro West Academy of Dance in Houston, Texas before continuing her training on scholarship at Houston Ballet, and then the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School. In 2015 she performed by invitation at the International Ballet Festival of Havana in Cuba. During this time, Mengden won various awards in competitions including the Youth America Grand Prix, New York City Dance Alliance, and Dance Masters of America.
In 2018, Mengden attended Oklahoma City Ballet’s Summer Intensive and was invited to join the Studio Company in 2018/19. Mengden was an apprentice for the 2019/20 season and has since been promoted to Corps De Ballet for the 2020/21 season. Since joining she has performed in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, Cayetano Soto’s Adam, and Michael Pink’s Dracula. She has also performed in Robert Mill’s The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet.