Graham Cole

A native Oregonian, Graham started his training as a competitive Irish Step dancer at the An Daire Academy in SE Portland. He went on to train in Ballet and Contemporary dance styles at Raleigh City Ballet in North Carolina, North Carolina Dance Theatre (now Charlotte Ballet), and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Graham has performed as a company dancer with Alison Chase/Performance, Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama, and Eryc Taylor Dance in New York City. He has also worked as a guest artist with Daniel Gwirtzman Dance, Greenville Civic Ballet, the Wilmington Dance Cooperative, and Winston-Salem Festival Ballet. Graham’s choreography has been commissioned by the Cameron Art Museum (Wilmington, NC), Lincoln Center Education (New York City, NY), and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem, NC). His most recent works – Crestfalling and good_grief_gil – premiered at Gibney Dance (New York City, NY) in 2019 as part of an evening of dance co-produced with chrisbelldances (Queens, NY). As a teacher of all ages and experience levels, Graham draws inspiration from his experience in Irish Step, Ballet, Alexander Technique, Qi Gong and Cunningham Technique. He has taught as a Kenan Fellow at Lincoln Center Education in New York, an instructor with Dance for PD® Oregon, and at dance studios across North Carolina. Graham lives in NE Portland and proudly represents the dance presenting organization White Bird as an administrator. Wherever he currently is, he probably biked there.