RANARDO-DOMEICO GRAYS is the founder/artistic director of VISIONS Contemporary Ballet and a member of the Screen Actors Guild/Associated Actors and Artistes of America. He has performed with Sensedance, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, Urban Wash Dance Company, the La Toya Jackson Tour, Garth Fagan, Zack Morris, and Celebrity Cruises, throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe.  An alumnus of The Juilliard School, California Institute of the Arts (BFA), and the Alvin Ailey School, he is originally from Detroit, Michigan, where he attended Cooley High School as a member of the National Honor Society, studied and performed with University of Michigan Dance faculty and graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy.
 
Ranardo has had acting roles in film (Slow Jam King, Shortcut to Happiness, and State Property 2) and television (Gossip Girl, Canterbury’s Law and The Nanny), and was choreographer/co-host of VH-1’s Rock of Ages. He also was assistant choreographer in the Off Broadway musical, Hitgirls. He worked in many TV commercials, has performed in off Broadway Theater and danced/choreographed for many pop artists.
 
Ranardo has modeled for Felissimo magazine; appeared in articles in the Tuesday, November 28, 2006 issue of Metro Times, "A Chorus Line Meets Gym Workout at NYSC" and Thursday, November 23rd issue of The New York Times, "Three Ways to Burn Up Those Holiday Calories" for his dance workshop based on the hit musical, A Chorus Line; and was a featured guest on the WB 11 Morning Show, Truly Julie, showcasing his choreography and dance workshop based on the hit musical, Sweet Charity.

Ranardo, AFAA certified, has many years’ experience as a top fitness instructor and master dance teacher. He has taught dance and strength training at New York Sports Clubs/TSI, where he also presented Master Class workshops such as Chicago, Sweet Charity, and A Chorus Line dance workouts, and at Equinox.  He has taught Master Class workshops in Urban Fusion® in New York City; Afro-Latin-Funk at American Express' New York Corporate headquarters; and Contemporary Ballet at Marygrove College and the Detroit Windsor Dance Theater.  Ranardo was Director of Dance at NYC’s Morris High School, where he staged and choreographed Bye Bye Birdie, West Side Story and Little Shop of Horrors.

His dance company, VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, is an ethnically diverse company committed to presenting cross-cultural contemporary ballet works in artistically excellent concert dance performances to a wide range of communities; building new dance audiences; provoking thought and educating by creating and performing works which explore the human experience. VISIONS can be enjoyed by audiences of any age. The company has been presented by the Harlem Arts Festival 2017, Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center in Souls of Our Feet: People of Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center in Souls of Our Feet: People of Color Dance Festival/”Dancing the Single Life” and PEEKS/Works in Progress; Dixon Place in Under Exposed and Moving Men; American Cancer Society; Fertile Ground at Green Space; The Wassaic Project Summer Festival; Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance/BAAD in Boogie Down Bronx, Out Like That and BlakTino Performance Series; Forward Motion Theater as part of the L.I.C. Arts Open Festival in ReVision; The Field/Lower Manhattan Cultural Council/Harlem Arts Alliance's Uptown/Downtown WIP series at Dance Theatre of Harlem and Chen Dance Center; The Field and Abrons Arts in the Fall Fielday Performance at Abrons Arts Center Henry Street Settlement and The Flea Theater in “Dance Conversations;” NYSC at Harlem Stage/Aaron Davis Hall; and has performed at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Roy Arias Theater, the Kabbalah Center and others.


Contact ranardomeico@hotmail.com

 
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Actor

Available for SAG/AEA union work:

Film
Television
Commercials
Theater/Musicals

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Ranardo Domeico Grays is known for his work on Shortcut to Happiness (2003), Glitter (2001) and Down to Earth (2001).

Filmography

2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)

Juror #9

- Comic Perversion (2014) ... Juror #9

 2012 Gossip Girl (TV Series)
Bartender

- G.G. (2012) ... Bartender (uncredited)

 2008 Canterbury's Law (TV Series)
Prisoner #2

- Pilot (2008) ... Prisoner #2

 2005 State Property: Blood on the Streets
Inmate

 2004 Slow Jam King
Wedding Photographer

 2003 Shortcut to Happiness
Photographer's Assistant (as Renardo-Doemeico Grays)

 1998 Louis & Frank
Stage Performer

 1996 The Nanny (TV Series)
Dancer

- Ship of Fran's (1996) ... Dancer (uncredited)

Miscellaneous Crew (3 credits)

 2001 Glitter (stand-in)

 2001 Down to Earth (stand-in)

 2000 Madigan Men (TV Series) (stand-in - 1 episode)

- Love and Dermatology (2000) ... (stand-in - uncredited)

2011 Gun Hill Road (special thanks)


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For bookings contact Ranardo at ranardomeico@hotmail.com

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CHOREOGRAPHER

Available to choreograph:

Weddings
Film/Television, Music Videos, and Commercials
Parties and Special Events
Theater/Musicals

Wedding Choreography Services
Ranardo grace the "Vendors We Love" list at New York City's stunning venue, The Foundry.
Ranardo will help tailor your Wedding First Dance to be unique and memorable, created just for you for your special day.
- low fees*
- a complimentary consultation
- a stress free experience
- practice sessions in your home (available in NYC’s five boroughs).

All clients who choose Jose Rolon' Events to plan their wedding will receive a complimentary Wedding First Dance Package choreographed and taught by
Ranardo-Domeico Grays.

Testimonials:

Mikey & Andrew
"Ranardo was an absolute pro of a wedding choreographer. Professional, personable and patient, Ranardo helped us perfect our first dance and added a touch of flair and fun that it otherwise wouldn't have had. We received so many compliments from people praising us on our moves, and we couldn't have done it without Ranardo's help."

Tim & Jose
"Ranardo as a wedding choreographer was beyond what we expected! He has an incredible passion for the people he's teaching - it's quite infectious. What amazed me the most was his capacity to understand our weaknesses and strengths and turn us into professionals in front of our 125 guests while still having fun.  It's been a couple of years now, and whenever family and friends bring up our wedding, they bring up our first dance EVERY time!"

Justin & Michelle
"Ranardo was genius! He came up with an original routine and was able to teach it to us in just a few hours. It turned out great - our friends and family were really impressed and were shocked that we only practiced a couple of times. We definitely credit Ranardo for coming up with something that was easy to learn but made us look like pros."

Wedding First Dance Package

Customized 2-minute dance with three 1-1/2 hr. in-home practice sessions: $515

Each additional 1-1/2 hour practice session: $105

Studio rental (optional) - add $40/hr

For bookings contact Ranardo at ranardomeico@hotmail.com

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MASTER DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Available for Master Dance Workshops:

URBAN Fusion
Hip Hop Funk
Modern
Contemporary Ballet
Senior Movement
Kids Movement

URBAN Fusion incorporates many different dance styles, including Afro-Latin, Street Jazz and Music Video Dance. It is appropriate for all levels. This workshop focuses on technique, performance, strengthening muscles, alleviating stress, improving coordination and flexibility while burning calories. A full cardiovascular, high-energy, and fun workout is achieved while learning a cutting edge dance routine.

With a dance background from Juilliard and international dance experience, Ranardo-Domeico Grays, Artistic Director/Choreographer VISIONS Contemporary Ballet, shares his unique motivational skills and captivating personality to reach out and find the dancer in all of us!

Dates &Times:
Coming Soon

For bookings contact Ranardo at ranardomeico@hotmail.com

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