Alejandra Perez-Gomez was born in Toronto, Ontario and
trained at L’École superiéure de ballet contemporain de Montréal, the Princess
Grace Academy in Monaco and San Francisco Ballet School. Ms. Perez-Gomez joined
The National Ballet of Canada in 1998, became a Second Soloist in 2006 and was
promoted to Principal Character Artist in 2013.
Ms. Perez-Gomez’s repertoire includes such roles as Lady
Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty, Baba in The Nutcracker and Gertrude in Hamlet.
She has also danced in Swan Lake, Cinderella, Onegin, Nijinsky, Don Quixote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, An Italian Straw Hat, The Seagull, The
Four Temperaments, Désir, Opus 19/The
Dreamer, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Jewels, The Four Seasons, There, below and Emergence.
“Alejandra Perez-Gomez glittered and
flashed like a dark gem in the key character role of Lady Capulet.” The
Ottawa Citizen, 2009
Perez-Gomez adds depth to the role of Lady Capulet. She's not an easy character
to like, but Perez-Gomez still makes you feel her anguish when she loses her
nephew and daughter.” National
The Four Temperaments
Perez-Gomez has beautiful extensions and executed a remarkable six o’clock… the
dancer has personality, charisma and technique.” The Globe and Mail, 2006