Ginabel Peterson

Ballet West II (2019-present)

Ginabel Peterson is a member of Ballet West II. She began her ballet training at age six at Wissahickon Dance Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She later attended the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington DC, under Mariana Labanova and Elena Tenchikova, and Miami City Ballet School under Geta Constantinescu, Maria Torija, and Maribel Modrono. While at the Kirov Academy, Peterson performed in Marius Petipa’s La Bayadère, Giselle, and The Sleeping Beauty and August Bournonville’s La Sylphide. At Miami City Ballet, Peterson performed in George Balanchine’s Western Symphony in addition to works by Maribel Modrono and Gerard Ebitz. She also attended the San Francisco Ballet School’s 2014 summer intensive. She received a BS in Ballet Performance with an Outside Field in Law and Public Policy and performed in Michael Vernon’s The Nutcracker; George Balanchine’s Elegies, Serenade, and Divertimento No. 15; Jerome Robbins’ Fanfare and New York Export: Opus Jazz; Mark Morris’ Sandpaper Ballet; Martha Graham’s Diversion of Angels; and Sasha Janes’ Saudade. Peterson was featured on the cover of A Ballet Education’s Fall 2020 issue, a “celebration of Black women in ballet.”


Ginabel Peterson, Ballet West
The Nutcracker 2018 Cast, Indiana University: Opera and Ballet Theater

See also:

The September Issue, A Ballet Education

Social media:

Instagram @ginabelp

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