In the entertainment industry, a triple threat is defined as someone who is proficient in 3 kinds of performing arts. Graziella is humbled to have had the training and experience to afford her some exciting and fulfilling roles as a triple threat.
Graziella began dancing at age 3 like most little girls, but it wasn't until she was 15 that she began rigorous technical training and competing at the local, state and national levels. Miss Baratta became co- captain of her nationally- ranked (3rd in the nation) dance team in high school when she was officially hooked on dance! She describes it as her "first love."
Graziella went on to obtain her BA in dance with business minor from Marymount Manhattan College. She was fortunate to study with some of the top dance educators in the country including Sheila Barker, Andy Blankenbuehler, Elena Commendador, Anthony Ferro, Katia Gelenzanova, Frank Hattchett, Katie Langan- Santee, Roy Lozano, Roberta Mathes, Gerald Otte, Frank Pietri, James Rapsody, and Germaine Salsberg, and others.
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 upon graduation and produced/choreographed and performed in numerous dance concerts in New York City and abroad for years to come.
SINGER & ACTRESS
Vocal and acting techniques came into the picture post- college, and a young Miss Baratta was lucky enough to learn from some of the best in the industry, including Adam Roebuck, Kimelee Bryant, Richard Klein, and Annette Cardona. When Graziella applied to be the choreographer of FAME! The Musical, she was both surprised and excited to accept two roles: choreographer, and principal character- Carmen Diaz! She was very fond of musical theater prior to this job, but FAME really made her LOVE it.
As a performer, 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 written, produced, choreographed and performed in two original off- Broadway shows, "The Mikey & Gigi Show," and "Puttin on the G."
GTV Graziella writes, produces and performs in her own ever- evolving lifestyle show, Graziella TV, always "serving up a hot dish of this- n- that!" In the past year, Graziella TV became a featured show on iFood.tv. Graziella enjoys sharing her creative culinary creations in her "Fit Foodie" episodes on GTV, as well as workouts, and other lifestyle topics.
Graziella has recently added spokesperson to her list of credits. In 2011, Graziella became the spokesperson for FOXY LASH, of Kiwi Fox Cosmetics, a natural Canadian skincare line.
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