Grace Byars


Born and raised in Lexington, KY, Grace began her ballet training at Bluegrass Youth Ballet under the direction of Adalhi Aranda. She attended summer programs with Cincinnati Ballet, Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, American Ballet Theatre’s Collegiate Summer Intensive, and Alonzo King LINES Ballet. She is a graduate of Goucher College in Baltimore, MD with a BA in Dance and Spanish, where she performed works by Jessica Lang, Karole Arimtage, Christopher K. Morgan, Adam Hougland, Alan Hineline, Stephanie Powell, Iyun Ashani Harrison, Elizabeth Ahearn, Linda Garofalo, and Rick Southerland. While studying abroad in Córdoba, Argentina, she trained with Mauro & Ragessi Ballet Studio.