Best Dancer Houston 2013 - Karina Gonzalez, Houston Ballet principal dancer
Following her spectacular performance in Stanton Welch's La Bayadère earlier this year, Caracas native Karina Gonzalez was promoted to principal dancer of the Houston Ballet. It was just one of a long string of successful performances Gonzalez has enjoyed over the three years she's been with the company. Along with principal roles in Welch's Indigo, Divergence, Clear and Tapestry, Gonzalez recently appeared in the world premiere of Edwaard Liang's Murmuration, a work specially commissioned for the Houston Ballet. Delicate and lithe onstage, she performs with great emotion and technical prowess.