Gabrielle Zucker is a professional dancer and choreographer, working both on stage, and in front of the camera. She has created roles for Alonzo King's LINES Ballet, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Arizona Opera, San Diego Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Virginia Opera, and Baltimore Opera. She has also had the pleasure of dancing principal and soloist roles in works by Jiří Kylián, George Balanchine, Septime Webre, and Gerald Arpino.
Choreography credits include "Eugene Onegin" for Arizona Opera, excerpts from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for the Merola Opera Gala at the San Francisco Opera Center, and music videos for Atlantic Records, and Rough Trade Records. She has assisted on productions of "L'elisir d'amore" and "La Rondine", at the Merola Opera Program, and Florida Grand Opera, respectively.
Trained in classical ballet, Ms. Zucker has studied with American Ballet Theater (NYC), David Howard, the Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and National Ballet of Canada. She graduated with honors from The New School University in conjunction with the Joffrey Ballet, and holds a BFA in Dance. She has received further recognition as a Maryland Distinguished Scholar, and was selected and sponsored by the Princess Grace Foundation to dance at the Monaco Dance Forum.
Her television and on-camera engagements include CBS Television's "Elementary", the featured ballerina for Atlantic Records' band Finish Ticket and their single, "Tranquilize", and "On the Floor" for DJ Worthy. She danced as a Black Widow Ballerina for Iggy Azalea featuring Rita Ora, performing with them on both the MTV Video Music Awards and The Ellen Degeneres Show. Additionally, Ms. Zucker can be seen in ads for Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Benefit Cosmetics.
Most recently, Ms. Zucker performed the principal role of "Anna II" in Kurt Weill's "Seven Deadly Sins" with Virginia Opera. She teaches at ODC Dance Commons, San Francisco Opera, and the Metropolitan Opera.