GEOFF GONZALEZ, RESIDENT CHOREOGRAPHER, from Tempe, Arizona, received his training at the Tempe Dance Academy and the School of Ballet Arizona before entering the University of Arizona as a dance major. While at the University of Arizona, Geoff performed in works by George Balanchine, Paul Taylor, and Ben Stevenson. In 2007, Mr. Gonzalez was one of the top 25 male finalists for So You Think You Can Dance television show. Since joining City Ballet of San Diego in 2008, he has performed lead roles in many of the company’s productions. During City Ballet’s off seasons, Geoff could be seen performing with Rasta Thomas’ “Bad Boys of Dance”. For the past six seasons his choreography has been featured in City Ballet of San Diego productions. In 2015 Geoff was selected as one of only ten choreographers to be a part of the prestigious New York Choreographic Institute, supported by New York City Ballet, and had his work shown in New York City. In 2018 he choreographed a new Carmina Burana to much critical acclaim and was also named the Best Contemporary Choreographer for the regional Youth America Grand Prix.