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Flavia Morante

Flavia Morante

Lima, Peru

Originally from 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 (2014) and Houston Ballet Academy where she was awarded a full tuition scholarship for the year round program (2015-2017). 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 and upon completing her dance education she received her first professional contract with Philadelphia Ballet II (2017), under the direction of Angel Corella, and was shortly promoted into the main company 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 continuing to dance professionally and in 2021 was a guest dancer with Nevada Ballet Theatre.

In 2023 she joined Ballet Pensacola as a Corps de Ballet dancer for her first season and has since performed the principal roles of Lucy in “Dracula”, the Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Nutcracker”, and the leading role of Princess Florine in “The Sleeping Beauty”. 

Flavia is thrilled to return as a Leading Artist for the 2024/2025 season and looks forward to all the new and exciting works that will be brought to Pensacola!

"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.