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Born in New York City, Nicole Graniero began her early ballet training in Westchester County. She later trained with Francois Perron, Marina Stavitskaya and Deborah Winget at Studio Maestro. In January 2004, Graniero continued her training with John Meehan at the Studio Company Associate Program, presently known at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at American Ballet Theatre. She attended summer programs at Ballet Regent, the Chautauqua Festival Dancers, Stiefel and Students, and five years at American Ballet Theatre's Summer Intensives.

Graniero has performed the Don Quixote and Flames of Paris pas de deux, Giselle in Giselle and many roles in The Nutcracker.

Graniero joined the Studio Company in 2004, the main company as an apprentice in 2006 and the corps de ballet in March 2007.

Her repertory with the Company includes the Fairy Autumn in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, Amour in Don Quixote, the Canteen Keeper and one of the Nutcracker's Sisters in Alexei Ratmansky's The Nutcracker, a Carnival Dancer in Othello, a leading role in Some Assembly Required, the Fairy Miettes qui tombent (Breadcrumb), the Gold Fairy and Red Riding Hood in The Sleeping Beauty, a little swan and Lead Czardas in Swan Lake, and roles in Bach Partita, Ballo della Regina, Black Tuesday, Company B, Continuo, Drink to Me Only With thine Eyes, From Here On OutIn the Upper Room, Jardin aux Lilas, Raymonda Divertissements and Sinfonietta. She created a role in Everything Doesn't Happen at Once.

Ms. Graniero's performances with American Ballet Theatre are sponsored by the Georgia Hiden Charitable Foundation.