Joseph was a Principal Dancer with Cincinnati Ballet and Corella Ballet and was a First Soloist with Boston Ballet.

 

Born in Warwick, New York and raised in Orlando, Florida, Mr.Gatti began dancing at the Orlando Ballet School and continued his training with Vadim Fedotov and Irina Depler. Joseph danced with Orlando Ballet as an apprentice from 2001-2003 under the direction of Fernando Bujones. In 2003 he was coached by Orlando Molina for the Youth American Grand Prix Ballet Competition in New York and was awarded the gold medal and a scholarship to the Royal Ballet School in London. Upon graduating with honors he received the 2004 Dame Ruth Railton Award for Excellence in Dance. After attending the 2003 American Ballet Theater Summer Intensive he joined the American Ballet Theater Studio Company for the 2004-2005 season. In 2005 he became the first American male dancer to win the prestigious gold medal at the New York International Ballet Competition. 

 

In 2006 he became a bronze medalist at the USA International Ballet Competition and a silver medalist at the Seoul International Ballet Competition in Korea. In 2007 Joseph was coached by Magaly Suarez for the first World Ballet Competition in Orlando, Florida,where he received the gold medal. In 2013 Joseph received the Mr. Virtousity Award at the Dance Open Ballet Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia and the & “Best Pas De Deux” award at the Dance Open Festival the following year.

 

Some of his principal roles include the Prince in Val Caniparoli’s “The Nutcracker,” Desire in Kirk Peterson’s “Sleeping Beauty” and the Prince in Peter Stark’s “Cinderella.” Solor, Bronze Idol and lead Fakir in Natalia Makarova’s “La Bayadere,” Siegfried in Angel Corella’s “Swan Lake,” Blue Bird in Ashton’s “The Sleeping Beauty,” Franz in Balanchine’s “Coppelia,” King Arthur in Victoria Morgan’s King Arthur’s “Camelot” and many other pas de deux from the classical repertoire like “Don Quixote,” ”Satanella,” “Le Corsaire,” “Black Swan,” “Diana and Acteon,” and “Flowers Festival of Genzano” among others.

Joseph has been invited to perform as a Principal Guest Artist with Ballet Concerto de Puerto Rico, Western Ballet, Ballet Municipal de Lima, Peru, Slovene National Opera and Ballet, Miami international Ballet Festival, Baltic Ballet Festival, Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, Florida Classical Ballet, Balletto di l’Arena di Verona, Ballet San Jose, NBA Ballet in Japan, The Open Dance Festival in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Stars of the 21st Century Gala in Panama, USAIBC, YAGP and WBC Galas and many others.

 

    Catch this very special run of Don Quixote on February 9-18, 2018 at the CCP Main Theater. Special Gala Nights with Mr. Gatti and the MSO are on February 9, 8pm and February 10, 7pm. For tickets, call Ballet Philippines at (+632) 551-1003, the CCP Box Office at (+632) 832-3704, or Ticketworld at (+632) 891-9999 or Ticketworld.com.ph.