Joseph Gatti – Elite Ballet Program Teacher
Mr. Gatti is formerly a Principal Dancer with Cincinnati Ballet and Corella Ballet and First Soloist with Boston Ballet. Born in Warwick, New York and raised in Orlando, Florida, Mr. Gatti began dancing at the Orlando Ballet School in Florida and continued his training with Vadim Fedotov and Irina Depler. Joseph danced with Orlando Ballet as an apprentice 2001-2003, under the direction of Fernando Bujones. In 2003, he was coached by Orlando Molina for the Youth American Grand Prix Ballet Competition in New York where he was awarded the Gold Medal and a Scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London. Upon graduating with honors he received the 2004, Dame Ruth Railton Award for Excellence in Dance. After attending the 2003, American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive he joined the American Ballet Theater Studio Company for the 2004-2005 season. In 2005, he became the first American Male Dancer to win the prestigious Gold Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. Joseph was nominated as best male dancer for the 2006, Benois de la Danse in Moscow, Russia. In 2006, he became a Bronze Medalist at the USA International Ballet Competition and a Silver Medalist at the Seoul International Ballet Competition in Korea.