Born in in Lima, Peru, Flavia Morante began her ballet training at the age of 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada when her family moved to the United States. She has since trained at the San Francisco Ballet School and was awarded a full scholarship to train at Houston Ballet Academy. Flavia has also attended many prestigious summer intensive programs, such as the Bolshoi Ballet Academy, American Ballet Theatre NY, San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, and IB Stage Barcelona with a full scholarship for three consecutive years.
While at Houston Ballet Academy, Flavia was invited to train and perform with Houston Ballet II. Upon completing her dance education, she received her first professional contract with the Philadelphia Ballet II under the direction of Angel Corella and was promoted to an apprentice the following year. During her time there she has been able to dance many Corps de Ballet roles in classical and contemporary works such as: Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, La Bayadere, Giselle, Romeo and Juliet, George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, “Rubies” in George Balanchine’s Jewels, Jerome Robbins’ The Cage and Glass Pieces, and Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse.
During the COVID-19 pandemic Flavia moved back to Las Vegas, where she began to teach, choreograph, and direct, while also dancing professionally. During her time in Las Vegas, she has performed with the Nevada Ballet Theatre under the direction of Roy Kaiser and has co-directed The Nutcracker With a Latin Twist at Jordance Studios.
Flavia is excited to begin dancing with a professional ballet company once again and feels honored to make Ballet Pensacola her new home under the direction of Mr. Darren McIntyre.
"I dance because there has always been something so special that happens when my soul and body connects with the music. It requires so much control physically and yet so much freedom artistically at the same time. I have always felt that ballet was God’s gift to me and using my talent is my gift back to God".
Place of Birth: Lima, Peru
One Word to Describe Why I Dance: Passion
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Role Danced: The Sugar Plum Fairy, The Nutcracker
Dream Role: Odette/ Odile, Swan Lake
Favorite Choreographer: William Forsythe
Favorite Traditional Ballet: Swan Lake
Favorite Cuisine / Dish: Peruvian, Lomo Saltado
Favorite Hobby: Salsa Dancing
Fun Fact About Me: I always have to put my left pointe shoe on first, I am not sure why but otherwise I feel off.
What Would You Like the Audience/Community to Gain from Your Performances:
I hope that I am able to move them emotionally in whichever role I am able to perform. Each ballet tells a different story and requires different emotions. Not everyone understands what ballet technique looks like, but everyone can see the heart even when it is expressed through movement.