Tristan Grannum is originally from Brooklyn, New York. He began training in classical ballet at the age of 14 at Fiorello H. Laguardia High School for Performing Arts and Manhattan Youth Ballet. Over the years he has trained year-round at the School of Pennsylvania Ballet and Dance Theater of Harlem. He has also attended many notable ballet summer intensives on full scholarship at the Harid Conservatory, San Francisco Ballet, Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, and Charlotte Ballet. While at Dance Theater of Harlem he danced in many outreach performances for students across New York City. In June 2017 he was invited to and participated in an international dance competition (Royal Dance Grand Prix) held in Beijing, China. There he won first place in the Contemporary ballet category. Most recently Tristan danced with Ballet Austin, where he performed different corps de ballet roles in Stephen Mills’ The Nutcracker and Paul Vasterling’s Peter Pan. He is looking forward to his second season with Dayton Ballet.
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