Born and bred in Northern New Jersey, Graziella is a triple- threat performing artist, choreographer, a dance & fitness professional, certified personal trainer, certified holistic nutritionist, and image/pageant consultant in the New York City/ Northern New Jersey area.
As a performer and choreographer, Graziella has been seen on stage for regional and off- Broadway productions such as FAME! The Musical, on MTV, Billboard LIVE, at Madison Square Garden and in numerous venues with her dance company G-Volution. Graziella has created and performed in two original off- Broadway shows, "The Mikey & Gigi Show," and "Puttin on the G."
As a dance and fitness professional, Graziella wears many a hat.. A competitive dancer since age 15, Graziella went on to obtain her BA in dance with business minor at Marymount Manhattan College. An early cum laude college graduate in 3.5 years, Graziella was eager to get into the industry she was already dipping her feet into. She founded her first dance company at age 22. Graziella has choreographed numerous shows from dance concerts, off- Broadway to FAME! The Musical, music videos, and competitive routines for local, state and national competitions. Complimenting her strong dance background, Graziella obtained her personal training certification in 2008, as well as a holistic nutrition certification in 2014. She trains clients of all ages, specializing in dynamic workouts tailored to each individual's specific needs. Graziella's supercharged energy and passion landed her a regularly featured fitness segment on Telemundo's "Al Amanecer con Jackie" show!
Graziella offers a variety of dance inspired fitness videos now available at theDanceFitStudio.com. Mrs. Ventura also creates and performs in her ever- evolving lifestyle web-TV show, Graziella TV. GTV covers an eclectic blend of lifestyle topics from food (Fit Foodie series), fitness, wellness, beauty and fashion. Graziella's culinary creations in her "Fit Foodie" episodes have really taken off, featured on iFood.tv, and naturally expanded to a new website just for food epsiodes and blog posts- FitFoodie.tv. With her extensive and varied experience, Graziella offers personal image consulting through her company brand B.YOUneek. She is super- passionate about helping her clients achieve "A better Version of YOU!"
Graziella is truly dedicated to touching the lives and hearts of others by sharing her talents and expertise with as many people as possible. She is thrilled and honored to have captured the crown of Ms. United States 2008, representing New York at the national pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada from July 12- 17, 2008. As Ms United States, Graziella's official platforms were Healthy Habits for Life and I aM for Women, two issues she continus to champion.