Randall Graham

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Randall Graham | Wild Card DanceRandall Graham began his ballet training in Dallas, Texas.  His professional ballet career began with the Boston Ballet. While dancing there he was chosen to work with Rudolph Nureyev in a production of La Sylphide as well as many performances with the Boston Ballet. While performing in a gala Regional Dance America performance he caught the eye of Robert Joffrey and a subsequent invitation for Mr. Graham to join The Joffrey organization in New York City.  Beginning with The Joffrey II Dancers and then the Joffrey Ballet he performed soloist and principal roles along with world premier works by major choreographers at Lincoln Center in New York, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, as well as other world class venues across the United States.  New York City’s Metropolitan Opera Ballet extended an invitation Mr. Graham to dance in Aida, Un Ballo en Maschera, Wagner’s Tannhauser, as well as Franco Zeffirilli’s production of La Traviata conducted by Placido Domingo.  In addition to his work in the ballet Mr. Graham performed principal roles in numerous musicals both in New York and around the country, appearing with in 42nd Street, Singin in the Rain, Fiddler on the Roof, Brigadoon, Oklahoma!, and Camelot with Robert Goulet to name a few. Mr. Graham has staged  productions of Agnes DeMille’s Brigadoon, Carousel and Oklahoma!, with longtime associate Gemze DeLappe  for New York City Opera, Houston Grande Opera, and Portland Opera  as well as numerous other DeMille productions across the United States.  Mr. Graham performed for President George H. W. Bush as principal dancer in Carousel with Houston Grande Opera and was invited to the University of Cincinnati, North Carolina High School of the Arts, as artist in residence while staging DeMille works.  Other notable credits include dancing in numerous musical theater productions, and assistant director/choreographer for Carousel with Shirley Jones in Boston.  Mr. Graham most recently taught for the Ballet West Summer Intensive in Salt Lake City. Students having trained with Mr. Graham have been accepted into the ranks of professional ballet companies in addition to scholarships and acceptances to prestigious summer and full year programs across the United States: The School of American Ballet, American Ballet Theatre NYC, Julliard, Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and North Carolina School of the Arts, Houston Ballet, and Miami City Ballet, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Atlanta Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet among others.