Gabriella Carter

Founder & Director

Dancing since the age of 3 and competing since 5, Gabriella has combined a lifelong love of the art with a talent for teaching, to bring the GC Dance Company to San Diego. As a child, Gabriella was accepted to join a travelling dance troupe in which she performed all over the United States and Internationally. Gabriella has performed in several professional musical theater productions such as Annie, Wizard of Oz, 42nd Street and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Gabriella began teaching at the age of 17 and quickly fell in love with it. Gabriella’s award-winning choreography has prepared a number of professional dancer and troupes to perform on cruise ships, at Disneyland, Opening for the Radio City Rockettes, and landing roles in Broadway musicals. Skilled in all types of dance, Gabriella’s favorite genres are jazz, tap and musical theater. She enjoys teaching all levels of classes and working with children of all skill levels, from those simply seeking a recreational activity to those looking to compete professionally. Gabriella’s philosophy towards teaching is “it’s not about the trophy, but about instilling excellent instruction and a love and respect for dance”. This attitude is remarkably evident when visiting her studio and witnessing the fun and dedication each student has to the art.

Our Culture

Located in the heart of Solana Beach off infamous Highway 101 and steps away from Fletcher Cove Beach Park, GC Dance Company opened its doors in March 2017.

GC Dance Company has created an inspirational space, allowing dancers and their families to cultivate their passion for the art of movement.

Our nurturing and experienced instructors provide a fun and positive experience, while ensuring the best techniques are used to create a safe environment. 

We take the time to get to know your dancer to ensure they're in the best classes to excel in their passion, create memories and to shape their future of dance. 

If you're looking for a studio that will cultivate excitement and technique in Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Musical Theatre with an emphasis in developing a tight-knit dance community, we can't wait to hear from you!