ARAD, RAD Dip PDTD, RTS Ballet
Gloria was born in Verona, Italy and trained at the John Cranko School in Stuttgart, Germany. She won gold medals at the Danza Europa Awards and the Rugantino Prize in Italy. She was also a finalist at the International Ballet Competition at Osaka in Japan. She danced with Dresden Semperoper and Leipzig Ballet, guested at the Nureyev Festival in Russia and was a Soloist with English National Ballet.
With these companies, her repertory included leading roles in La Fille mal gardée, Don Quixote, Onegin, Paquita, Giselle, The Nutcracker, The Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, Raymonda, Coppélia, La Bayadère, Swan Lake, Le Corsaire, Napoli, La Sylphide
and Les Sylphides
as well as roles in ballets by Neumeier, Kylian, Tetley, Corder, Hind, Béjart, Deane, Hampson, MacMillan, Nureyev and Bournonville. In 2006 she also passed her RAD Professional
Dancers' Teaching Diploma and upon completion took up her current role at Elmhurst, where in addition to teaching, she is a regular choreographer for the school's Summer Shows, and recruits Italian students for the school. She is often invited to be a guest teacher and an adjudicator for exams.
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