Graziella is a very hard- working and dedicated dancer/singer/actress and choreographer/producer raised in a small New Jersey town during the Great 80's when Michael Jackson, Madonna and big hair were IT. From the moment she could walk, Graziella danced and sang with her family, and at the ripe age of 9, choreographed and "produced" variety shows for the family and a local nursing home. There was always a performance in the Baratta household, even when they didn't intend to put one on! Graziella took dance, vocal, music and acting lessons sporadically as a child, since her parents weren't always able to afford them all. She decided to take matters into her own hands and became a self- taught performer, learning from watching Michael Jackson, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Paula Abdul and other legendary performers of the 80's and 90's. Graziella went on to train at Steps On Broadway, Broadway Dance Center, and obtain a B.A. degree in dance and business minor from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC where she began her pursuit of a professional career in the performing arts.
Having humbly held the titles of Miss Bergen County 01 and 03, and Miss Middlesex County 02 in the Miss America pageant system in New Jersey, and the titles of Miss New Jersey US 04 & 05 (1st runner up to Miss United States) , as well as the new Ms. United States 2008 (representing New York) she is no stranger to community service, and has shared her talents and time with organizations such as the American Cancer Society, Gilda's Club, Art Pride NJ, American Repertory Ballet, New Jersey Ballet Company, and the John Harms Theater (now Bergen Pac).
Graziella's performance and choreographic credits range from dancer for MTV's Global Grooves; chorographer and coach of a nationally ranked dance team; choreographer and principal dancer for recording artists, Billboard Live Miami choreographer and lead role in a regional NY production of FAME! The Musical; national anthem singer for iStar Financial @ Madison Sq. Garden, founder/director of
G- Volution Dance Company, co- founder/director of COBA Productions,voice- over for Dopo Yume and more. (See Resume & Choreography for list of credits)
Graziella aspires to perform and choreograph on Broadway, TV, film, record music, and to develop a successful, diversified career in the many facets of the entertainment industry. She greatly admires the careers of Madonna, Vanessa Williams, Jennifer Lopez, the Olson Twins, and Jessica Simpson, to name just a few. Graziella is a passionate, dedicated and hard- working artist who never ceases to pursue her dreams!
Graziella's career is very multi- faceted, working on various projects ranging from G- Volution Dance Company productions, independent films and showcases, choreographing for recording artists, and whatever else is thrown her way!
2004-2008© Graziella Baratta