Geoffrey Gonzalez, originally from Phoenix, began his formal training at the School of Ballet Arizona and the Tempe Dance Academy. Geoff has spent the past 10 dance seasons as principal dancer with the City Ballet in San Diego and the last six as the company resident choreographer. Before connecting with the City Ballet, Geoff was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Arizona’s (BFA) dance program. In 2007, Geoff was a Vegas finalist in season 3 of “So You Think You Can Dance” and the same year was honored by the Dance Masters of America organization as Mister Dance of America in 2008. After finding his way to San Diego in 2010, he was cast as lead dancer opposite Rasta Thomas for two seasons with the Bad Boys of Dance in the hit show “Rock the Ballet” traveling around Europe.
Returning to San Diego, his focus turned to growing as a dance creator. Since 2012, Geoff has created nine world premier ballets for City Ballet and been commissioned to build his pieces for other arts organizations around the country. Among these works were those to which Geoff was chosen to join the New York Choreographic Institute and workshop a new piece for the advanced students of the School of American Ballet for the directors of New York City Ballet and the American Ballet Theater. Geoff, with the City Ballet company in San Diego has performed such lead roles as; George Balanchine’s Apollo, Agon, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, Peter Martin’s Ash, Hallelujah Junction, Jerome Robbins’ Afternoon of a Faun, as Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, The Firebird, Don Quixote, Carmen, The Nutcracker and Giselle among others. It is Geoff’s dream to continue his dancing, education, choreography, and passion on the path toward an artistic directors position in the future.