Marcela Gómez Lugo
Marcela Gómez Lugo was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She began her pre-professional ballet training at the age of fourteen at Andanza School of Dance. In 2019, she graduated, with the highest academic honors, from Mercyhurst University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance: minors in Dance Pedagogy and Psychology.
After moving to St Louis, MO, Marcela joined The Big Muddy Dance Company Trainee Program (2019-2020). In 2021 she obtained a certification in the Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) and a certification in the Cuban Ballet Methodology. Currently, Marcela is a company member, choreographer and Executive Assistant with Ballet 314.
In 2022, Marcela co-choreographed with Rachel Bodi an original children's ballet titled "Chocolat" which created a collaboration with multiple Puerto Rican artists and Ballet 314. She also teaches and choreographs for several dance studios in St. Louis and coaches students for ballet competitions such as YAGP. Marcela’s passion for the performing arts, education, and writing have led her to design dance curricula and be an educational consultant for studios. It is her goal to be an accessible guide to the world of ballet.
This is her 3rd season with Ballet 314.