Ranardo-domeico Grays, artistic director
Ranardo-Domeico Grays VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, artistic director,
Ranardo, SAG, AEA, native Detroit, Michigan, has performed with Hartford City Ballet, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Urban Wash Dance Company at the 4th Annual International Dance festival NYC, LaToya Jackson Tour, Garth Fagan, Zack Morris, Celebrity Cruises and has toured throughout the United States, Canada, Caribbean and Europe. Alumni of The Juilliard School and California Institute of the Arts (BFA). Ranardo also studied at the Alvin Ailey School, prior to graduating high school, Ranardo studied and performed with the University of Michigan faculty, and is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. Ranardo has appeared in several feature films, this past March he was a principle actor on the pilot ""Caterbury's Law", directed by Mike Figgis, Ranardo plays prisoner #2, he plays the photographer's assistant in The Devil and Daniel Webster , staring and directed by Alec Baldwin, and was seen in the independent film Slow Jam King as the photographer, at the Atlanta, Georgia Spaghetti Junction Urban Film Festival, and in New York at the Imagination Theater. He has done television such as The Nanny . Ranardo has modeled for "Felissimo" magazine, and appeared in articles in the Tuesday 28th, November 2006 issue of Metro Times, "A Chorus Line' meets gym workout at NYSC" and Thursday 23rd November issue of New York Times "Three Ways to Burn Up Those Holiday Calories" for his dance workshop based on the hit musical 'A Chorus Line', and was a featured guest on the WB 11 Morning Show Truly Julie , showcasing his choreography and dance workshop based on the hit musical Sweet Charity . He was the choreographer/co-host VH-1 Rock of Ages , worked in many TV commercials, has done off Broadway Theater and danced/choreographed for many pop artist. Currently teaching dance and fitness at New York Sports Club/Town Sports International, he recently taught an Afro-Latin dance workshop for American Express Company at NYSC with rave reviews. Ranardo is formerly a Director of Dance of Morris High School, where he staged and choreographed Bye Bye Birdie , West Side Story and Little Shop of Horrors . Ranardo, presented Master Classes in Contemporary Ballet at Marygrove College and The Detroit Windsor Dance Theater, choreographing premiere works on the company. Ranardo is the artistic director of VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, which debuted in New York June 2005 at the Producers Club to a sold out audience, premiered Tainted Black a 20 minute original contemporary ballet choreographed by Ranardo, VISIONS appeared as guest artist with the Tina Thompson Dance Fitness Theater June 2006 at the Tribecca Performing Arts Center, premiering "Sleek White Candle". Ranardo danced in the "emo project" at Chashama in a collaborative piece with Mayuna Shimizu, this past March 2nd and 3rd and is happy to be presenting "REACH" tonight as a collaborative showcase with Blue Muse Dance Company..