Linda Gelinas was formerly dance captain and a principal dancer with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and a member of Edward Villella and Dancers and the Eglevsky Ballet, both under the direction of Villella. She has also performed with Alexander Godunov and Friends, the Pavlova Celebration Tour, the Nureyev-Joffrey Ballet tribute to Nijinsky, Boston Repertory Company, among others. Gelinas has danced in works by Alvin Ailey, George Balanchine, Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux, Sean Curran, Carmen de Lavallade, Agnes de Mille, Bob Fosse, Robert LaFosse, Mark Morris, Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins, Edward Villella, and Christopher Wheeldon. She performed the role of Louise in a New England tour of Carousel and has served as ballet mistress for the festival company at the Chautauqua Institution. She is on the faculty at Steps on Broadway and the Joffrey Ballet School, teaches company class at the Metropolitan Opera, and has also taught at New York University, the Hong Kong International Dance School, the Miami City Ballet School, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Manhattan Youth Ballet, Broadway Dance Center, Ballet Arts, and Columbia Performing Arts Center. She was the resident choreographer and dance instructor for the Marcello Giordani Young Artist Program and the Opera Children’s Chorus at the Crested Butte Music Festival. She received her dance training at the Joffrey Ballet School and the Boston Ballet School, a certified Pilates instructor, and a graduate of the New York Film Academy. Gelinas has been on the faculty at Juilliard since 2016.