Payton McGrew

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HCD Dance

The Hartt School

Payton McGrew, originally from Charleston, SC, is currently dancing with Ballet Hartford. During her time there she has performed works choreographed by Claire Kretzschmar, N-Squared Dance Company, and Danielle Diniz. She previously trained at Point Park University under the direction of Garfield Lemonius and at Classical Ballet Centre under the direction of Melania Ballish Reguerio. During her time at CBC, she participated in two Youth America Grand Prixs (top 12 in ensemble); performed lead roles in Le Corsaire, Les Sylphides, and The Nutcracker; performed alongside Charlotte Ballet in Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux's The Nutcracker and The Sleeping Beauty; and passed the Level 6 ABT NTC exam evaluated by Franco De Vita. She has also spent summers training with Ballet Austin, Joffrey Ballet Chicago, and University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She is a teacher in the Hartford area at The University of Hartford Community Division and at Evjen Academy of the Performing Arts. She teaches students of all ages in many different styles. Payton is excited to continue to work with HCD students this year!