Chiara Gonzalez

Senior Soloist

Introducing Chiara

Chiara was born in South Africa. At 4 years-old she moved to the Gold Coast where she started her dance training, and made the move to Brisbane in 2015 to join Queensland Ballet’s Pre-Professional Program. Chiara became a Jette Parker Young Artist in 2017, and in 2018 was promoted to Company Artist. In 2022 she was promoted to Soloist, and the following year, in 2023, she was promoted to Senior Soloist. 

Repertoire Highlights 

  • 'Manon' in Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon
  • 'Giselle' in Ai-Gul Gaisina's Giselle
  • 'Princess Aurora’ in Greg Horsman’s The Sleeping Beauty
  • 'Lucy' in Kryzstof Pastor's Dracula
  • Man I love, American in Paris and Summertime in Derek Deane's  Strictly Gershwin
  • We Who Are Left and Four Last Songs by Natalie Weir
  • 'Cygnets' in Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake 
  • Le Corsair pas de deux 
  • Christopher Bruce’s Ghost Dances 
  • 'Sugar Plum Fairy' in from Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker
  • Peter Schaufuss’ La Sylphide 
  • 'Clara' in Ben Stevenson’s The Nutcracker 

Professional Accolades 

  • Finalist in Sydney Eisteddfod's MacDonald's Ballet Scholarship. 

  • Recipient of the Rachael Walsh Artistic Award, presented by Rachael Walsh and Queensland Ballet

  • 2019 Recipient of the Khitercs Hirai International travel Scholarship, presented By Li Cunxin, Khitercs Hirai and Queensland Ballet

  • Part of The Australian Ballet's season of Dance X, 2022

Did you know... 

Chiara loves to snorkel. On one of her snorkelling adventures, she had a thrilling face-to-face encounter with a scary yet majestic bull shark, a testament to the wonders and surprises the underwater world holds.

“The best advice I can give to an aspiring dancer is to embrace every movement with your entire being. Let your soul echo in every step, and your heart shine in every jump. Believe in the magic within you and the world will too.”

Derek Deane's Strictly Gershwin, 2023, David Kelly

Natalie Weir's We Who Are Left, 2022, David Kelly

'Clara', Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker, 2021, David Kelly

Charles Lisner's Chopan Pas De Deux, 2021, David Kelly

'Clara', Ben Stevenson's The Nutcracker, 2021, David Kelly


Kohei Iwamoto

Kohei Iwamoto

Senior Soloist

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and perform. Long before we performed on this land, it played host to the dance expression of our First Peoples. We pay our respects to their Elders — past, present and emerging — and acknowledge the valuable contribution they have made and continue to make to the cultural landscape of this country.

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