People’s Artist of the USSR, Soviet and Russian ballet dancer, ballet-mistress, teacher, holder of the Order of Friendship, laureate of the Glinka State Prize of the RSFSR.
A People's Artist of the USSR (1983), a Cavalier of the Order of Friendship (2008). An awardee of the RSFSR State Prize named after M.I. Glinka (1970). The President of the English Society of Russian Ballet Style, a member of the Union of Theatre Workers, a professor at the N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory.
In 1957 she graduated from the Leningrad Academic Choreographic School named after A. Y. Vaganova (a student of V. S. Kostrovitskaya and V. P. May) and was admitted to the Leningrad State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet named after S. M. Kirov. Gabriela Komleva immediately proved herself as a classical dancer of lyrical and dramatic talent. Excellent command of the classical dance technique, confident mastery, and musicality made Komleva the leading ballerina of the theatre.
In 1984 she graduated from the choreography department of the N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Leningrad State Conservatory.
From 1985 to 1989 — the host of the "Wisdom of Terpsichore" broadcast series of the Leningrad Television.
Since 1989 he has been working as a ballet mistress at the Mariinsky Theatre. As a choreographer, she carried out the transfer and renewal of a number of classical heritage performances: Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty (the Novosibirsk Opera and Ballet Theatre), La Bayadère (the Sverdlovsk Opera and Ballet Theatre, together with N. Yananis, E. Yevteeva, P. Gusev), Sleeping Beauty (the Ulan-Ude Opera and Ballet Theatre), Pas de Quatre (the Kirov Opera and Ballet Theatre in Kazan), Paquita, Shadows, Chopiniana (the Berlin State Opera), the Adagio from Palais de Cristal (the Mariinsky Theatre), La Sylphide (the Bolshoi Theatre, together with O. Vinogradov, N. Spitsyna), The Nutcracker (the New National Theatre, Tokyo), as well as Chopiniana, Sleeping Beauty and La Bayadère at the Samara Academic Opera and Ballet Theater.