Born in Brazil, Gawriljuk was trained by his father, Ruslan Gawriljuk and The Royal Academy of Dancing, where he graduated in 1986. From 1988 through 1990, Gawriljuk attended the School of American Ballet in New York.
Throughout his career as a professional dancer, Gawriljuk’s performance repertoire included the classics, most of the Balanchine repertory, and contemporary works by today’s leading choreographers with many noted ballet companies around the world. As a professional dancer, Gawriljuk danced for 20 years with several dance companies around the world, Ballet Du Nord in France, Basel Ballet in Switzerland as a Soloist, as a Principal Dancer at the Miami City Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Maximum Dance Company (where he also worked as a Ballet Master), and Ballet Florida where he retired from his dancing career.
From 2009 to 2014 he joined the dance faculty at UNCSA teaching, supervising and co-directing the school’s productions and summer programs.
In September 2014 he became the co-Director of the School of Ballet Arts and the Arts Dance Generation, and also was invited to teach company class at The Royal New Zealand Ballet under the Artistic Direction of Ethan Stiefel.
Most recently, he joined the dance faculty of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, the Smith Family Conservatory of Arts at The Kings Academy, the Preparatory Program for dance at the Palm Beach Atlantic University and the Ballet Palm Beach as a company teacher.
After training at the School of American Ballet, Myrna became a member of the New York City Ballet. Later she was a soloist with the Bonn Ballet in Germany, a principal dancer in Miami City Ballet and Béjart Ballet Lausanne.
Myrna is an international principal guest artist having performed choreographies including George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Vladimir Vassiliev, Gheorghe Iancu, Yanis Pikieris, Paulo Manso de Sousa, Lynne Taylor Corbett, Susanna Egri, Renato Zanella, Luc Bouy , Paolo Mohovich and more.
Some of her important performances included the prima ballerina role in “Aida”, at the Arena di Verona for several years, Balanchine’s “Rubies” as a guest artist in Capetown, South Africa, “Aida and ” Carmen” Gala for Placido Domingo in Japan, “Aida” from Franco Zeffirelli at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, a Bulgari event with Roberto Bolle at Terme di Caracalla in Rome, Gala des Etoiles in Luxembourg performing Balanchine, and the 20 year anniversary of the Miami International Ballet Festival.
Myrna is a guest teacher (Basel Ballet School, San Francisco Ballet School, School of American Ballet, New York City Ballet , Orsolina 28, Art Studio Danza etc.) and has coached competition ice skaters to help improve their artistic performance qualities. She was also on the Jury of the Prix de Lausanne 2021 to support young talents in achieving their goals.
In addition to all of this , Ms Kamara is the founder and performer of her own dance company, balletXtreme, a strong neoclassical- contemporary ballet company performing works from diverse internationally renowned choreographers.( www.balletxtreme.com )
Born in Venezuela Ms. Gimenez started her ballet studies in 1982 at the Fanny Montiel School of Ballet in Caracas. Ms. Gimenez repertoire includes the classics, Balanchine, and contemporary works by today’s leading choreographers.
Her professional career began at the age of fourteen with The National Ballet of Caracas under the Artistic Direction of Vicente Nebrada, where she was awarded by the Venezuelan Government with the “Jose Felix Rivas Medal” for her outstanding artistic achievements.
In 1995 she moved to Miami Florida to join the Miami City Ballet as a principal dancer directed by Edward Villella. She has also worked for Maximum Dance Company under the direction of Yanis Pikieris and David Palmer and from 2006-2009 she danced for Ballet Florida under the artistic direction Marie Hale.
In 2001–2002–2003 she was nominated the best female dancer in South Florida by the Sun Post.
Since the summer 2012 Ms. Gimenez became a member of the School of Ballet Arts faculty and Ashley’s Performing Arts Center in West Palm Beach, the Preparatory Program for dance at the Palm Beach Atlantic University, and also works as a teacher and guest choreographer for other schools in South Florida and throughout the US.
Mrs. Lopez’ career began at home in Venezuela and continued through the San Francisco Ballet, the Cleveland Ballet and as soloist with the Deutsche Opera Berlin and the Deutsche Opera am Rhein in Dusseldorf, then in 1987 she became the Prima Ballerina with the Miami City Ballet where she remained for eighteen successful years.
As a guest principal dancer she has performed for different Ballet companies internationally as well as the most important Dance Festivals and Galas of Stars in the World.
She performed all of the leading roles in the classical repertoire as well as in the works by Balanchine, Bejart, Hans Van Manen, McMillan, Petit, Nebrada and Kylian, among others.
During her years with the Miami City Ballet, Mrs. Lopez performed all the leading roles in Theme and Variations, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Bugaku, Agon, the Four Temeperaments, Bugaku, Allegro Brillante, Serenade, Scotch Symphony, La Source, the Prodigal Son, Raymonda Variations, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, Concerto Barroco, Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds, and many others, she also originated many of the principal roles of the company repertoire such as Carmen, Prokofiev Piano Concerto, La Casa de Bernarda Alba, D Symphony, Aria, Purple Bend, Concerto for la Donna and Tobiniana.
She received much deserved National and International recognition from respected critics, being featured on the cover of many important Dance magazines including, Dance Magazine (1997), Pointe Magazine (2000) and Dancer Magazine (2004).
Her dedication and passion for her career earned her special awards such as the Orden Arturo Michelena in Venezuela, the Key of the City of Baton Rouge in Louisiana where she was declared “Honorable Mayor” , the Proclamation of Miami-Dade County by Mayor Alex Penelas, the Proclamation of the City of Hialeah by Mayor Raul Martinez, who declared “March 12th” the Iliana Lopez Day, a special award for her contribution to the Arts in Naples, Florida and a special award from the Jackie Gleason Theatre for her outstanding contribution to the Arts in the city of Miami Beach.
Recently she was selected by the National Museum of Dance in the United States to put her pointe shoes in their permanent exhibition.
She performed for former Presidents Gerald Ford and Bill Clinton and Ex-First Lady Hillary Clinton being invited afterwards to the White House, the Ex-Prime Minister of Israel Isaac Shamir, and Princess Caroline of Monaco.
Since her retirement in 2004, Mrs. Lopez has worked as Ballet Mistress and répétiteur for the Miami City Ballet, Ballet Gamonet, Ballet de Monterrey in Mexico, Ballet de Santiago in Chile, Ballet de la Opera de Bordeaux in France and as guest touring Ballet Mistress with Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo.
Since 2012, Mrs. Lopez serves as Artistic Director at Gulfshore Ballet in Fort Myers, Florida.
The career of Franklin Gamero began at home in Venezuela and continued through the San Francisco Ballet, the Cleveland Ballet and as soloist with the Deutsche Opera Berlin and the Deutsche Opera am Rhein in Dusseldorf. In 1987 he became Principal Dancers with the Miami City Ballet where he remained for eighteen successful years.
As guest principal dancer he has performed for different ballet companies internationally, as well as for Gala of the Stars and the most important dance festivals in the world. He performed all of the leading roles in the classical repertoire, as well as in works by Balanchine, Bejart, Van Manen, MacMillan, Petit, Nebrada and Kylian, among others.
During the years with the Miami City Ballet, he performed the principal roles in Emeralds, Rubies and Diamonds, the Prodigal Son, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, Theme and Variations, La Source, Raymonda Variations, Allegro Brillante, Concerto Barroco, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, La Source, Scotch Synphony, Square Dance, Stars and Stripes, Bugaku and many others, he originated many of the principal roles of the company repertoire, such as Carmen, Prokofiev Piano Concerto, La Casa de Bernarda Alba, D Symphony, Aria, Purple Bend, Concerto for la Donna and Tobiniana. He was recognized among the world’s leading dancers.
His dedication and passion for their career earned him special awards, such as the Orden Arturo Michelena in Venezuela, the Key of the City of Baton Rouge in Louisiana where they were declared “Honorable Mayors”, the Proclamation of Miami-Dade County by Mayor Alex Penelas, the Proclamation of Hialeah by Mayor Raul Martinez, who declared “March 12” the Franklin Gamero Day, a special award for his contribution to the Arts in Naples, Florida by the Naples Philharmonic and a special award from the Jackie Gleason Theatre for his outstanding contribution to the Arts in the City of Miami Beach.
Franklin Gamero performed for President Gerald Ford and President Bill Clinton and First Lady Hillary Clinton at the White House. Afterward, he was invited to perform for former Prime Minister Isaac Shamir and Princess Caroline of Monaco
Mr. Gamero has served as Artistic Advisor with Ballet Teresa Carreño in Venezuela, guest Ballet Master with the Ballet Nacional Dominicano, Ballet Concierto Dominicano and Western Ballet in Puerto rico. He has also served as a choreographer for the National Ballet School of the Dominican Republic and Ballet Clasico Alina Abreu, Conservatorio de Danza in Santo Domingo, as well as for the America’s Ballet School in Tampa, Florida.
Since August of 2011, Mr. Gamero works as Artistic Director of Southwest Florida’s premier school of Classical Ballet “Gulfshore Ballet”.