Gema Diaz Lugo
Instructor - Adjunct
Adjunct Instructor of Dance
Corbett Cntr Perform Arts
CCM Dance Division - 0003
Born in Pinar del Rio, Cuba and raised in Havana, Diaz has been dancing since the age of three. She trained with The National Ballet School in Havana and The Vocational Ballet School in Santa Clara, dancing with Ballet Nacional de Cuba for three years. Diaz won a silver medal in the International Ballet Competition of Cuba in 1999, and has toured all over the world.
Upon joining Cincinnati Ballet in 2005, Diaz says "there is always something new to dance. Dance is the best way I can express myself. It’s very rewarding when it gets to people." "It makes me feel alive." Diaz danced with Cincinnati Ballet for 10 years retiring in 2015.
Teaching experiences includes The Cincinnati Ballet Academy, The School of Creative and Performing Arts, Ballet Tech Ohio, Broadway Bound Dance Academy, Kentucky Ballet Theatre, TU Dance, AVO Ballet, Harmony Healing Arts among others.
Diaz joined CCM in 2016.