Nicole Graniero originally from New York City began her professional career under John Meehan with American Ballet Theatre Studio Company at 17. Previous to joining the company she was chosen as one of the 10 first students for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at ABT. After two years with the studio company, Ms. Graniero was asked to join American Ballet Theatre in 2006. In February 2009 Dance Magazine recognized Ms. Graniero, “ABT corps member Nicole Graniero stood out for her silky lyricism” and later followed a featured article “On the Rise” by Joseph Carman for their June 2009 issue, “Nicole Graniero, as American Ballet Theatre dancer whose gracious stage persona, delicate Renaissance Madonna features, and formidably natural technique beckon your attention.” Ms. Graniero repertoire grew and expanded over the years at American Ballet Theatre, her most notable roles were Amour in Don Quixote, Autumn Fairy in Cinderella, In the Upper Room, and Some Assembly Required. “we should mention some troupers whose terrific performances filled out these evenings: Nicole Graniero as a musically assured Amour,” said the NJ Star Ledger, “Nicole Graniero, a corps de ballet member who joined the company in 2007, was particularly lively and sharp as Autumn; her movements jaunted and sprang like the first rush of wind as the leaves turn gold. Throughout the production, it was difficult to ignore her elegance and energy.” said the Huffington Post. While dancing with American Ballet Theatre Ms. Graniero was able to explore several other opportunities such as working with different choreographers, performing in Galas all over the world, and was featured in the short film On a Grass Field. In 2015 Ms. Graniero joined The Washington Ballet where she presently dances principal and soloist roles. After a decade long tenure at American Ballet Theatre, Ms. Graniero retains the unique position of being a guest artist; performing in their 2016 Spring and Summer seasons.