artistic statement


VISIONS Contemporary Ballet is a vehicle through which my voice can be heard. Having had family members affected by cancer and being a brain cancer survivor myself, in the fight for health, having a voice through dance is my passion. I choreograph to inspire and motivate people. My work is passionate and cutting-edge, using an inclusive dance vocabulary. The choreography, requiring articulated bare feet and precision pointe work, takes audiences on a self-reflective journey. The dancers move seamlessly through many genres--ballet, modern, jazz and African. There are also influences of Latin and traditional praise dance in my work. These dance forms, often combined within a single work, wrap into a contemporary ballet style. The foundation of the movement consists of ballet technique using ballet lines and adds on modern technique using very low-grounded floor work with elements of African dance.

My work is based on the human experience. Each ballet tells a story and relays universal messages about emotions, beliefs, and ideas. I enjoy creating work that is collaborative with artists from other arts disciplines, including varying music genres, incorporating videography and fusing different types of art genres into my work. I choreograph to provoke thought, educate and bring joy. VISIONS Contemporary Ballet is an ethnically diverse contemporary ballet company that exudes strength and passion in every piece, to be enjoyed by audiences of all ages, abilities, communities and backgrounds.


                                                                                                     Ranardo-Domeico Grays, Founder/Artistic Director VISIONS Contemporary Ballet


choreographic works

VISIONS Contemporary Ballet Reel

1. Fighting Light
2. 'Til It's Done
3. Cradle
4. Felt
5. Smudge
6. Enlightenment
Length: 25 minutes

Through The Valley
1. Transcendence
2. Birth
3. Deja Vu
4. Visitation
5. Exile
6. Respiration
Length: 30 minutes

1. Touched
2. Rise
3. Graciousness
4. Testimony
5. Confirmation
Length: 25 minutes

Beautiful Madness (work-in-progress)
1. Wounded Past
2. Stolen Self
3. Armondo
Length: 13 minutes

Caught: 100 Dove
Length: 13:30 minutes

Length: 9 minutes

Peace Be Still
Length: 10 minutes

Sleek White Candle
Length: 10 minutes