Benois de la Danse nominee

Gonzalo Garsia was born in Zaragoza (Spain). He trained San Francisco Ballet School, Estudio de Danza de Maria Avila. Youngest dancer ever to receive a Gold Medal at the Prix de Lausanne in 1995 and only recipient in that category from 1995 to 2001. He received First Place Award at the Concours de Lucienne Lamballe de Bayona ballet competition in France, 1995. He joined the company San Francisco Ballet as a member of the Corps de Ballet in March 1998, promoted to Soloist in 2000, promoted to Principal in 2002.

His repertoire in San Francisco Ballet includes many roles in ballets of Helgi Tomasson Giselle, Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, The Sleeping Beauty, Nutcracker, Handel — a Celebration, Tuning Game, Criss-Cross, Silver Ladders, and also Balanchine, Robbins, Duato, Adam, Anguelov, Forsythe, Van Manen.

Competed in the Erik Bruhn competition, performing Balanchine's Tarantella and a pas de deux from Paquita in January 2002.

Gonzalo Garsia performed The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (Forsythe) at Rising Stars Festival in New York City, 2000. Performed with Yuri Possokhov and other San Francisco Ballet dancers in St. Petersburg and Tbilisi, 2002. He performed created role in Simple Symphony (Tomasson), and in Variations for Four Men (Dolin), The Elixir Glass (Trehet), and the pas de deux from Flower Festival at Genzano (Bournonville) with members of Le Jeune Ballet de France and San Francisco Ballet School, March 1997.

Gonzalo Garsia awarded the Lew Christensen Scholarship, 1997 and received Princess Grace Award, 2000.