Curriculum Vitae

 Curriculum Vitae

Francisco Graciano

April 12, 2019

General Information


Website: www.franciscograciano.com

Email Address: absolutecisco@gmail.com

Professional Preparation

Current MFA in Dance Candidate, Florida State University

1999 BFA, Stephens College for Women


Professional Dance Experience

2018-Current Graduate Assistant, Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL

2018 Guest Choreographer, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. New York, NY.

2017 Dancer, Dance Lab New York (formerly Broadway Dance Lab). New York, NY.

2006-2017 Principal Dancer, Paul Taylor Dance Company. New York, NY.

2004-2006 Dancer, Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. New York, NY.

2004 Dancer, TAKE Dance Company (founding member). New York, NY.

2004 Dancer, Dusan Tynek Dance Theater (founding member). New York, NY.

2002-2003 Dancer, Pascal Rioult Dance Theater. New York, NY.

2001-2002 Featured Dancer, Aida directed by Robert Wilson. Brussels, Belgium.

2000-2002 Dancer, Connecticut Ballet. Stamford, CT.

2000 Featured Dancer, White Raven a Robert Wilson/Philip Glass collaboration. New York,

NY.

2000-2002 Dancer, Cortez and Co. Contemporary/Ballet. New York, NY.

1999 Dancer, Ben Munisteri Dance Company. New York, NY.

1997-1998 Dancer, Davidson Dance Group. Columbia, MO.

1996-1999 Dancer, Group e Improvisational Dance Company. Columbia, MO.

1992-1996 Soloist Dancer, Texas Ballet Concerto. San Antonio, TX.

1996 Dancer, San Antonio Symphony presents Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. San Antonio, Texas

1995 Actor, 24th St. Experimental Theater. San Antonio, TX.


Teaching Experience

2014-Current Taylor Instructor for the Professional Level - The Taylor School (New York, NY)  

2018 Taylor Instructor and Repetiteur - Paul Taylor Summer Intensive (Baltimore, MD)

2017 Taylor Instructor -Paul Taylor Summer Intensive (New York, NY)

2017 Taylor Instructor for the Taylor Teen Ensemble -The Taylor School (New York, NY)

2014 Modern Dance Instructor to Dance Majors Stephens College Summer Dance (Columbia, MO).

2011 Modern Dance Instructor to Dance Majors - Stephens College Summer Dance (Columbia, MO)

2004-2005 Taylor Instructor and Repetiteur - Paul Taylor Summer Intensive (New York, NY)


Master Classes

Modern Technique Class, Florida State University (2018). Tallahassee, FL

Modern Technique Class, Dance Center of San Antonio (2018). San Antonio, TX

Modern Technique Classes, St. Mary’s Hall (2017). San Antonio, TX

Modern Technique Class, North East School of the Arts (2007). San Antonio, TX

Taylor Style Modern Dance Class, Internationally and Domestically as a member of Paul Taylor Dance

Company (2004-2017)


Choreographic Work

Festivalia (2019), Florida State University. Tallahassee, FL.

The Kid in Read (2019),

Navidad: A Mexican-American Christmas (2018) (Two Sections), Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. New York, NY.

Salve Regina (2018), Premiere TBD.

Warsaw (2018), Finalist for the ABT Incubator. New York, NY.

Faces (2014), Stephens College for Women. Columbia, MO.

Ondas (2013), Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. New York, NY.

Arabian Variation from “The Nutcracker” (2012), Western Arkansas Ballet. Fort Smith, AR.

Loops (2012), Northwest Vista College, San Antonio, TX.

Flores Para Xochimilco (2011), Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. New York, NY.

Dreamtime Voices (2011), Stephens College for Women. Columbia, MO.


Collaborations

2019 337, a screendance directed by Timothy Glenn

2018 Principal Dancer, Miriam Barbosa Dance. New York, NY.

2017 #camerasanddancers hosted by The Wallis Center. Los Angeles, CA.

2015 #camerasanddancers hosted by New York Library for the Performing Arts.

2014 Dancer, Mazzini Dance Collective

2011 Dancers Among Us, Photography by Jordan Matter

Original Creative Projects

Studio Three NY (2016) Social Media Platform: @studiothreeny

Piano Movers (2015), Portraits of dancers of the Paul Taylor Dance Company

365 Strangers (2013), Portraits everyday for a year


Professional Photography Experience

2018 Photography Show - Taylor Next Patrons Gallery.

2018 Backstage Photographer, American Dance Festival.

2018 Solo Photography Show - Furman Gallery at Lincoln Center, Dance on Camera Festival.

2018 Photographer, Dance Lab New York (formerly Broadway Dance Lab).

2017 Photographer, Hudson Valley Dance Festival.

2009-2017 Backstage Photographer, Paul Taylor Dance Company.

2016 Ballet Review, A Conversation with Jamie Rae Walker

2015 Solo Photography Show - Furman Gallery at Lincoln Center, Creative Domain Premiere.

2015 Dance Teacher Magazine, The Dance Whisperers

2014 Dance Teacher Magazine, Portraits of Choreographer, Sean Curran.

2013 Dance Magazine, Exploring New Ground


Photography Education

2018-Current Master Class, Subscriber

2017-Current Lynda.com, Subscriber

2018-2019 Kelby One, Subscriber

2011 International Center of Photography, The Art of the Photo Essay.

2009 International Center of Photography, Photoshop I.


Honors and Recognition

Friends of Dance Grant, School of Dance at Florida State University (2018)

Male Provost Scholarship, School of Dance at Florida State University (2018)

Dance Magazine’s “Why I Dance”, July 2010

Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch”, January 2009

Full Scholarship, The Taylor School (2002)

Half Scholarship, The Ailey School (2000)

Full Scholarship, Stephens College for Women (1996-1999)


Television and Magazine Highlights

Good Day NY Fox 5, Dancers for Good Piazzola Caldera excerpt. (2017)

Great Performances: Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris (2012)

CNN Chile, “Paul Taylor Dance Company” is presented in Chile (2015)

Arts SA on SA Live, (2015)

Latin Heat Magazine, “Francisco Graciano: The Very Latin Dancer” (2014)