Gabrielle Mengden

Gabrielle Mengden trained at the Allegro West Academy of Dance in their hometown of Houston, Texas  before training on scholarship at Houston Ballet and later at the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School. In 2015,  Mengden performed by invitation at the International Ballet Festival of Havana in Cuba. During this  time, they won various awards in competitions including Youth America Grand Prix, New York City Danc  Alliance, and Dance Masters of America – Grand National Champion – Finals. 

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, was promoted to the corps de  ballet in 2020, and was promoted to soloist in 2023. 

Since joining Oklahoma City Ballet, they have performed in Septime Webre’s ALICE (in wonderland), August Bournonville’s La Sylphide, Cayetano Soto’s Adam, Michael Pink’s Dracula, Robert Mill’s The  Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, The Firebird, Pushing Pennies Pas de Deux, and The Little Mermaid. 

Mengden also performed in Jonathan Batista’s Atè, Jerome Robbins’ 2 & 3 Part Inventions, Jessica Lang’s To Familiar Spaces in Dream, Nicolo Fonte’s Of Dreams and Dice, Benjamin Tucker’s Analog Form, Sarah Tallman’s Love in a Jukebox, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the  Camellias, Ryan Jolicoeur-Nye’s Playlist, The Nutcracker, Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle, Alexandra Schooling’s  Automatic Rag, Alejandro González’s, The Band, Dayoung Jung’s Composition, Gerald Arpino’s Birthday  Variations, Twyla Tharp’s The Golden Section, George Balanchine’s Western Symphony, Stephanie Martinez’s Kiss, and Stephen Mills’ Hamlet.