Franklin Gamero

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”.