Ty Graynor

Ty Graynor grew up in Huntington, New York, studying under Catherine Murphy at Holy Trinity High School. In 2012, he performed with Robin Becker Dance Company in “Into Sunlight.” His education continued at The Hartt School of the University of Hartford, receiving his BFA in Dance in 2018. During undergrad, Ty worked closely with Nina Watt, Stephen Pier, and Miki Orihara. He also performed contemporary works by Doug Varone, Bryan Arias, and Adam Barruch in addition to classical pieces by José Limón, Martha Graham, and Doris Humphrey. In 2015, Ty performed in Limón’s “Psalm,” staged by Nina Watt at the Joyce Theatre for the José Limón International Dance Festival. He also performed in the World Premiere of ‘In The Box 2’ (2017) at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club alongside Miki Orihara and Senri Oe. Following graduation, Ty studied at the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance and performed with Graham 2. In Graham 2, he was featured in leading roles in classic works such as, “Appalachian Spring” (1944), “Acts of Light” (1981), “Secular Games” (1962), and a new guest work by Brice Mousset. He most recently performed “Diversion of Angels” (1948) at the American Dance Festival apart of the 2019 ICONS Program. In addition to his dance practice, Ty uses photography as a medium of expression. He joined the Limón Dance Company in 2019.


Photo by Gareth Bevan