Ballet Faculty Bio | Griff Braun | Steps on Broadway

Ballet

Griff Braun
CURRENT CLASSES

Intermediate Ballet
Saturdays
2:30-4:00pm
Griff Braun has danced professionally with American Ballet Theatre, the Royal Swedish Ballet, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Complexions, Feld Ballets, NY, and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. He has performed principal roles in original dances and the repertoire of such choreographers as Agnes DeMille, Antony Tudor, Marius Petipa, George Balanchine, Lar Lubovitch, Twyla Tharp, Paul Taylor, Jiri Kylian, Mark Morris, Doug Varone, John Neumeier, James Kudelka, José Limón, Eliot Feld, Stanton Welch, and Christopher Wheeldon, among others.

Mr. Braun has also performed as a freelance artist with several companies and tours, including Minnesota Dance Theatre, Northern Ballet Theater, the New Amsterdam Ballet, "Stars of New York City Ballet," and "Stiefel and Stars." In 2009 he appeared as a guest artist with the San Francisco Ballet, dancing Lar Lubovitch's "My Funny Valentine" with Principal Dancer Tina LeBlanc.

As an assistant choreographer and rehearsal director Mr. Braun has staged the dances of Mr. Lubovitch on companies such as American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and the Jose Limon Dance Company. Mr. Braun is an NFAA Scholar in the Arts, and in 2003 he received the Legacy Award for Artistic Achievement from the Dallas Dance Council. In 2010 Mr. Braun received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American History from SUNY Empire State college, where he was a Richard Porter Leach Fellow.