For the past few years, Gatti and his dance partner, Adiarys Almeida Santana, have performed freelance gigs with companies worldwide. They dancedthe leading roles in "Swan Lake" for Orlando Ballet last month.
Gatti has won acclaim from critics through the years. A Cincinnati reviewer called a 2013 performance "spectacular." Back in 2007, a New York Times writer praised his "buoyant" dancing.
That wouldn't surprise fans from his original Orlando stint, during which he won the gold medal at the 2003 Youth American Grand Prix Ballet competition, while studying under Orlando Molina as well as the prestigious gold medal of the World ballet Competition in 2007. After attending London's Royal Ballet School on scholarship, he later became the first American male dancer to win the gold medal at the New York International Ballet Competition.
Gatti, was born about 60 miles outside New York City, started dancing as a child.
10th Anniversary Gala Performance
CENTRAL FLORIDA BALLET
Guest Artist Extraordinaire