Alejandra Perez-Gomez

Principal Character Artist

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Biography

Alejandra Perez-Gomez was born in Toronto, Ontario and trained at L'École supérieure de ballet du Québec, the Princess Grace Academy in Monaco and San Francisco Ballet School in California. 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.

“Alejandra Perez-Gomez glittered and flashed like a dark gem in the key character role of Lady Capulet.”
The Ottawa Citizen

Ms. Perez-Gomez’s repertoire includes Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet, Carabosse in The Sleeping Beauty, Stepmother and Stepsister in Cinderella, Baba in The Nutcracker and Gertrude in Hamlet. Her repertoire also includes Swan Lake, Onegin, Giselle, Don Quixote, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Nijinsky, The Winter’s Tale, An Italian Straw Hat, The Seagull, The Four Temperaments, Désir, Opus 19/The Dreamer, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Jewels, The Four Seasons, …black night’s bright day…, There, below and Emergence.

Quick Facts

Born: Toronto, Ontario
Trained: L’École superiéure de ballet du Québec in Montréal , Princess Grace Academy in Monaco and San Francisco Ballet School in California
Joined: 1998
Principal Character Artist since: 2013

Quotes

The Four Temperaments  
“The long-legged Perez-Gomez has beautiful extensions and executed a remarkable six o’clock… the dancer has personality, charisma and technique.”
— The Globe and Mail

Cinderella
“Alejandra Perez-Gomez in her debut as the woozy, rubber-legged stepmom, brings fresh vitality to the role. She is a rare and gifted dancer-actress.” 
— National Post

The Sleeping Beauty
“As the wicked fairy Carabosse, Alejandra Perez-Gomez reveled in the role’s theatrical excesses… deliver[ing] her pantomime scenes with relish and an appropriately exaggerated dramatic intensity.”
— DanceTabs.com