Tara Gragg

Tara Gragg

Ms. Gragg was born in Flint, MI, where she began her dance training at the Flint School of Performing Arts after attending the Dancin' Fun summer camp at age four. She continued through FSPA's Dance Department, participating in Children's Performance Workshop, Youth Dance Ensemble, FIM's annual production of The Nutcracker, and Flint Youth Ballet. After graduating from Grand Blanc High School, Ms. Gragg received a B.F.A. in Ballet from the University of Oklahoma, where she was fortunate to perform many soloist and principal roles and was named Outstanding Senior for the School of Dance. She went on to perform professionally with many companies including Tulsa Ballet and Grand Rapids Ballet, as well as with the Lyric Opera of Chicago as a featured soloist. Her repertoire includes works by George Balanchine, Bronislava Nijinska, Twyla Tharp, and Paul Taylor. From 2014-2021, Ms. Gragg danced with the Island Moving Company in Newport, Rhode Island, as well as becoming a core faculty member at IMC's academy. In 2021-22, she joined Boston Ballet School as a full-time faculty member. Ms. Gragg has further developed her love for teaching with education from the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB) Teachers Workshop, for which she received a grant from Career Transitions for Dancers, and the ABT National Training Curriculum. She is thrilled to return to Flint and share her love of dance with the FSPA community.