Javier is a Mexican American artist from Ciudad Juárez/El Paso based in NYC. Inspired by his sister, he started to dance when he was eleven in different Mexican Folk local groups. At the same time, he did Musical Theatre school productions in Mexico City and his hometown. In 2019, Granados received a Bachelor's degree in Dance from Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, graduating with honors. Javier received scholarships to train with Joffrey Ballet School in Texas under the direction of Thelma Flores (where he also worked as the Resident Administrator of Housing and Program Coordinator for the Mexico Summer Intensive 21-22) and was part of the first generation of the Ballet Hispánico School of Dance Pa'lante Program directed by Rodney Hamilton. He has also completed different intensives with JBS, BH, Complexions Dance Academy and Martha Graham School. Professionally, he was an apprentice with Ballet Folklórico de México de Amalia Hernández, participated with Mexico’s Compañía Nacional de Danza in the Swan Lake 2018 season, performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021, a Nimbus Dance 2 dancer and lastly an ensemble/soloist with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. Additionally, Granados has been teaching in different public and private dance schools within the United States and Mexico for five years. In 2023, he started a new path in the industry as an arts administrator with Steps on Broadway. Javier is very happy to come back to Ballet Hispánico and continue the legacy and mission of Tina Ramírez.
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