Grant Spencer

Ballet Teacher

Dance Connection Palo Alto 2008 - 2017

Ages 10 - Professional, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, & Men's Class  

Artistic Director

Dance Connection Ballet Company 2011 - 2017

Member Regional Dance America/Pacific

Biography

Grant trained at Yuma Ballet Academy with Jon Cristofori and Kathleen Sinclair in Yuma, AZ. He was also a founding member of Ballet Yuma which is Arizona's only Honor Company with Regional Dance America/Pacific.  Grant received full scholarships to attend Pacific Northwest Ballet, BalletMet, and Joffrey San Antonio summer intensives. 

His professional career began with Sacramento Ballet where he performed pieces by Septime Webre, Alan Hineline, Katherine Posin, and Ron Cunningham. During his time with Sacramento Ballet he also became well acquainted with George Balanchine's masterpieces & style while performing in Four Temperaments, Serenade, Western Symphony, Theme and Variations, and Rubies.  Grant continued his career with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, in New York City, where he performed as a Soloist in much of the Classic Russian Repertoire. His favorite roles include Little Swans in Swan Lake Act II, Lucille Grahn & Carlotta Grisi in Pas de Quatre, Cupid Variation in Paquita, Spring Waters pas de deux, Tarantella pas de deux, and Stars & Stripes pas de deux. Grant toured extensively with Trockadero to 22 countries and 30+ states including: Japan, Australia, Norway, Thailand, China, most of Western Europe, and Russia at the Bolshoi.  

In 2006, Grant moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. He performed with Peninsula Ballet Theatre for 2 seasons, and Company C Contemporary Ballet for 4 seasons. He had the pleasure of dancing works by Anthony Tutor, David Parsons, Michael Smuin, Savage, Michael Lowe, and Charles Anderson. Grant became head of the ballet department at Dance Connection Palo Alto in 2008 and founded Dance Connection Ballet Company in 2011 of which he is currently the Artistic Director. As of 2014 Grant has also been Ballet Master with Bay Pointe Ballet in South San Francisco. 

Spring Concert 2017

Dance Connection Ballet Company

Cubberley Cummunity Theatre

April 23, 2017
Palo Alto, CA

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