Christian Griggs-Drane

Company Member since 2014

Christian Griggs-Drane, a native of Richmond Virginia, is returning for his second season with Grand Rapids Ballet. A graduate of Butler University, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance, cum laude in 2014. He is also the 2013 recipient of the Martha Hill Dance Fund Young Professional’s Award through the generous nomination from The School at Jacob’s Pillow. Christian has performed works by George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Susan Jaffe and has been involved in creations by Penny Saunders, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, among others.

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Who Cares?, George Balanchine
Valse Fantasie, George Balanchine
Por Vos Muero, Nacho Duato
En Camino, Gustavo Ramírez Sansano
Swan Lake, Marius Petipa
Weather One, Susan Jaffe
Tomorrow Never Comes, Yuka Oba
To The River, Gina Patterson
Beethoven, Mario Radacovsky
Slight, Penny Saunders
Carmina Burana, Kent Stowell


Outside the studio, I spend my time honing my gluten free culinary skills, reading, discovering coffee roasteries, and traveling the country.