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Meet Henry

Henry LaGrua, an aspiring dancer and artist based in NYC, began his journey into the world of dance at the young age of 4.  Inspired by his older sister Sophia, Henry developed a passion for dance that fuels his unwavering dedication to his art.

Currently in his junior year at the renowned Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music and Art & Performing Arts, celebrated for its exceptional conservatory training, Henry is immersed in classical ballet and modern dance instruction including styles such as Graham and Limón. At LaGuardia, Henry is fortunate to learn from a mix of former and current company dancers from illustrious institutions such as American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Martha Graham Dance Company, and Jose Limón Dance Company. His inspiring and experienced teachers are helping to shape Henry’s technique and artistic expression.

Henry also trains in a myriad of other dance forms at Broadway Dance Center expanding his versatility through musical theatre, jazz, tap and contemporary to name a few. His commitment to training and growth has led to acceptance into Broadway Dance Center's Arts in Motion (AIM) Performance Company since 2017 and Tremaine’s Performance Company since the age of twelve. While the pandemic proved challenging for everyone, Henry remained committed to training and connected with his daily dance classes virtually. In the summer of 2020, as a result of his hard work, Henry was honored with the prestigious title of Tremaine’s Teen Dancer of the Year, a recognition that earned him a lifetime touring scholarship with their esteemed faculty and the mentorship of dance legend Joe Tremaine.  Henry’s achievement during this unique time in the world provided him with the exceptional opportunity to travel and train with Tremaine’s notable faculty, taking advantage of the remote learning his school offered for academics.

Other highlights of Henry’s dance story include the honor of performing with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in acclaimed productions at the Metropolitan Opera House. From 2017-2020, Henry had the privilege of performing in the Premiere of Harlequinade, as well as Whipped Cream, and Sleeping Beauty. These years deepened Henry’s understanding of the intense rigor, devotedness, and intricate complexity in delivering these professional productions, while concurrently discovering the profound joy of bringing such beauty to an audience.

As Henry looks towards the future, he envisions continuing his dance journey, pushing his boundaries, embracing the beauty of the art of dance, and sharing his love and story of dance with the world.

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