Nicole Graniero of New York City is in her eighth season with The Washington Ballet. Her repertoire with the company includes principal roles in Ashton’s The Dream, Symphonic Variations, Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante, Theme and Variations, Serenade, Tarantella, Fokine’s Les Sylphides, Petipa’s Le Corsaire, Vainonen’s Flames of Paris, Webre’s The Nutcracker, and featured roles in works by Mauro de Candia, Silas Farley, William Forsythe, Jiri Kylian, Jessica Lang, Edward Liang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Trey McIntyre, Mark Morris, Ethan Stiefel and Septime Webre.
She studied at Studio Maestro, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School, and summer intensives at American Ballet Theatre, Stiefel and Stars and Chautauqua Ballet Festival. In 2004, Graniero joined American Ballet Theatre as a Studio Company member, after two seasons was promoted to a full company member in 2006. She was sponsored by the Georgia Hiden Charitable Foundation and danced many featured roles in ballets choreographed by Ashton, Balanchine, Kudelka, Kylián, Millepied, Morris, Petipa, Ratmansky, Taylor, Tharp, and Tippet. Graniero continues to perform with ABT as a guest artist, this summer she completed her fifteen season with them. She has performed with Benjamin Millepied’s Danse Concertantes; Craig Salstein’s Intermezzo Dance Company; Stiefel and Stars; Tom Gold Dance as well as in galas all over the world. In 2009 she was featured in “On the Rise” article in Dance Magazine. She starred in the 2014 short film On a Grass Field. Graniero is currently a company and studio company class teacher for The Washington Ballet.
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