Nicholas Bradley Gray
Apprentice since 2018
Nicholas Gray is a recent graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Ballet with an Outside Field in Theatre and Drama. He grew up in Milwaukee, WI, studying at the First Stage Theatre Academy from 2006-2013 and beginning his classical ballet training at the Milwaukee Ballet School in 2010. Nicholas then moved to Torrington, CT in 2013 to continue his classical training with the Nutmeg Ballet Conservatory. He spent summers at Pacific Northwest Ballet (2014, 2015), Chautauqua Institution (2017), and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (2018). In his three years at IU Nicholas performed in works by world-renowned choreographers including Martha Graham, Jerome Robbins, Twyla Tharp, and Paul Taylor, and studied under ballet legends such as Violette Verdy, Kyra Nichols, Carla Korbes, and Michael Vernon. He had the privilege of performing in featured roles with the IU Opera Theatre and the IU Department of Theatre and Drama. Nicholas is looking forward to an exciting first year with the Grand Rapids Ballet.