Marife Gimenez

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.