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 the Oklahoma City Ballet Summer Intensive and was invited to join the Studio Company for the 2018/19 season. Last season she performed in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), Robert Mills’ The Nutcracker, August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, and Cayetano Soto’s Adam.