Joseph Michael Gatti

Corella Balletin Spain and Cincinnati Ballet


Joseph Michael Gatti

Former Cincinnati Ballet and Corella Ballet Principal Dancer and First Soloist with Boston Ballet.Born in Warwick,New York and raised in Orlando,Florida. Mr.Gatti began dancing at the Orlando Ballet School in Florida and continued his training with Vadim Fedotov and Irina Depler. Joseph danced with Orlando Ballet as an apprentice 2001-2003 under the direction of Fernando Bujones. In 2003 he was coached by Orlando Molina for the Youth American Grand Prix Ballet Competition in New York were he was awarded the Gold Medal and a Scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London.Upon graduating with honors he received the 2004 Dame Ruth Railton Award for Excellence in Dance. After attending the 2003 American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive he joined the American Ballet Theater Studio Company for the 2004-2005 season. In 2005 he became the first American Male Dancer to win the prestigious Gold Medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. Joseph was nominated as best male dancer for the 2006 Benois de la Danse in Moscow,Russia. In 2006 he became a Bronze Medalist at the USA International Ballet Competition and a Silver Medalist at the Seoul International Ballet Competition in Korea. He was also chosen to be featured in a video entitled “The Male Ballet Dancer” presented by master teacher Finis Jhung. In 2007 Joseph was coached by Magaly Suarez for the first World Ballet Competition in Orlando,Florida,were he received the Gold Medal. Mr. Gatti also receive the Bronze Medal at the 2010 Istambul International Ballet Competition. In 2013 Joseph received the Mr. Virtousity Award at the Dance Open Ballet Festival in Saint-Petersburg, Russia and 2014 he received " Best Pas De Duex" award at the Dance Open Festival in Saint- Petersburg , Russia . 


Some of his Principal roles include the Prince in Val Caniparoli’s“The Nutcracker”, Dessire in Kirk Peterson’s “Sleeping Beauty” and the Prince in Peter Stark’s “Cinderella”. Albrecth and peasant pas de deux in “Giselle”,Romeo in Victoria Morgan’s “Romeo and Juliet”,Solor,Bronze Idol and lead Fakir in Natalia Makarova’s “La Bayadere”,Siegfried in Angel Corella’s “Swan Lake”, Benno in Magaly Suarez’s “Swan Lake”,Colas in Jose Pares “La Fille Mal Gardee”, Mercutio in John Cranko’s “Romeo and Juliet”, Blue Bird in Ashton’s “The Sleeping Beauty”, The Snow King and Cavalier in Mikko Nissinen’s “The Nutcracker”, Golden Idol in Florence Clerc “La Bayadere”, Franz in Balanchine’s “Coppelia”,King Arthur in Victoria Morgan’s King Arthur’s “Camelot” and many other pas de deux from the classical repertoire like, “Don Quixote”,”Satanella”,”Le Corsaire”,”Black Swan”,”Diana and Acteon”,”Flowers Festival of Genzano”etc... He have also dance Balanchine ballets like “Tchaikovsky pas de deux”,”Tarantella”, El Capital in “Stars and Stripes”, “Symphony in 3 Movements” Principal and the Principal divertissment pas in his “Midsummer Night’s Dreams”. Mr.Gatti has also performed Anton Dolin’s “Variation for Four”,Arthur Saint-Leon “La Vivandiere”, William Forsyth’s “Second Detail”,Jorma Elo’s “Plan to B”,”Double Evil” and “Slice to Sharp”, Jerome Robbins’s “Fancy Free”, Christopher Bruce’s “Rooster”, Jiri Kylian’s “Wings of Wax”, Wayne McGregor’s “Chroma”, Christopher Wheeldon’s “Polyphonia”, Lead Male and trio in Stanton Welch’s “Clear”, Val Caniparoli’s “Lambarena” and “The Bridge”, Pink pas de deux in Clark Tippet’s “Bruch Violin Concerto” and other ballets by important choreographers like: Stephen Mill, Twyla Tharp, Jamal Story, Helen Pickett, George Birkadze, Angel Corella, Russell Ducker and others.


Joseph have been invited to perform as a Principal Guest Artist with Ballet Concerto de Puerto Rico,Western Ballet,Ballet Municipal de Lima,Peru,Slovene National Opera and Ballet,Miami international Ballet Festival,Baltic Ballet Festival,Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Florida Classical Ballet,Balletto di l’Arena di Verona,Ballet San Jose,NBA Ballet in Japan, The Open Dance Festival in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Stars of the 21st Century Gala in Panama,USAIBC,YAGP and WBC Galas and many others important stages around the world.