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Joshua Grant is from Niceville, Florida. He trained at Northwest Florida Ballet, Harid Conservatory, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, and he attended summer courses at Virginia School of the Arts, the Rock School, Harid Conservatory, and Pacific Northwest Ballet School. Mr. Grant joined Pacific Northwest Ballet as an apprentice in 2001 and was promoted to corps de ballet in 2002. In 2004, he joined National Ballet of Canada, and in 2006, he joined Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. He performed as a principal dancer with Trockadero until 2011, when he rejoined Pacific Northwest Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet.
Mr. Grant has performed the Dying Swan as a guest artist on the Titus Command Gala in Dallas and for Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Laugh Out Loud! Festival. In 2008, he performed on the Royal Variety Show at London’s Palladium Theatre in the presence of HRH Prince Charles.
At Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Mr. Grant performed leading roles in Chopiniana, Gaîté Parisienne, Giselle, Go for Barocco, Majisimas, Paquita, Pas de Quatre, Swan Lake, Trovatiara, Vivaldi Suite, and La Vivandiere. He also performed the solo Dying Swan.
At National Ballet of Canada, he performed leading and featured roles in John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet, Michel Fokine’s Petrushka, and James Kudelka’s Désir and Nutcracker. He also originated the role of the Horse in Kudelka’s An Italian Straw Hat.
At Pacific Northwest Ballet, he performed leading and featured roles in George Balanchine’s Agon and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Demetrius, Theseus, Cavalier); Lew Christensen’s Il Distratto; Ulysses Dove’s Dancing on the Front Porch of Heaven; Kiyon Gaines’ Sum Stravinsky; Ronald Hynd’s The Sleeping Beauty (Gold and Silver pas de trois); Jiri Kylian’s Forgotten Land and Petite Mort; Jean-Christophe Maillot’s Roméo et Juliette (Paris); Peter Martins’ Fearful Symmetries; Margaret Mullin’s Lost in Light; Crystal Pite’s Emergence; Kent Stowell’s Carmina Burana, Nutcracker (Prince), and Swan Lake (Baron von Rothbart); Susan Stroman’s TAKE FIVE…More or Less; Lynne Taylor-Corbett’s Ballad of You and Me; and Twyla Tharp’s Nine Sinatra Songs. He originated a leading role in Christopher Wheeldon’s Tide Harmonic, and he has performed a featured role in Alexei Ratmansky’s Don Quixote.
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