Reka Gyulai - Principal
Reka Gyulai comes to CBC from her native country of Hungary. She received her professional training at the Hungarian Dance Academy in Veszprem, Hungary, where she was trained by prominent ballet figures including Imre Dozsa, Zoltan Solymosi, and Mark Diamond. Reka was a finalist at the International Ballet Competition in Vienna in 2004. In 2006 she received the prestigious Elvina Vecsei Prize, and a Scholarship of the Republic from the Hungarian Ministry of Education.
Ms. Gyulai has performed with the Hungarian National Ballet, Columbia Classic Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, New Jersey Ballet Company, International Ballet Company, and Dance Alive National Ballet in Florida. She toured extensively with these companies to Russia, Transylvania, Brazil and throughout the United States. Her repertoire includes principal roles in Cinderella, Wizard of Oz, Don Quixote, The Nutcracker, Walpurgis Night, Swan Lake, Phantom of the Opera, and others. She has danced works by Adam Hougland, Edward Liang, Ashley Page and Marcello Angelini.
Reka joined California Ballet last Season. She appeared as the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, in Jared Nelson’s Ruled by Secrecy, and in the Don Quixote pas de deux for Beyond the Barre. A principal dancer this Season, Reka will be featured in Jump Jive, The Nutcracker and Peter Pan.
Fun facts about Reka: She is a huge animal lover, and has two parrots named Guardian and Angel.