CORPS DE BALLET
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Joined OKC Ballet in 2019
Gabrielle Mengden, from Houston, Texas, trained at the Allegro West Academy of Dance 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. Mengden was an apprentice for the 2019/20 season and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2020. 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. Mengden also performed in Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker and Romeo & Juliet.