Grace Calio
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Musical Theatre, Dance

A Ridgefield native, Grace grew up performing in productions at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan.

Recently she returned to New Canaan as choreographer of NCHS’s 2021 production of Oklahoma! She is excited to return once more to teach at The Studio.

While attending Ridgefield High School, Grace received the Outstanding Actress award at The Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards for her portrayal of Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie in 2009. Grace went on to be a finalist in the first National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards).

Grace attended The Boston Conservatory and graduated with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association and has performed regionally across the country. Favorite credits include: Kate/Chutney in Legally Blonde at Sacramento Music Circus, Young Frankenstein at The MUNY, Beauty and the Beast at PCLO, The Wizard of Oz at Kansas City Starlight, and The Donkey Show directed by Diane Paulus at The American Repertory Theater.

Grace is a resident of New York City where she has had the pleasure of performing pieces choreographed by Associate Choreographer of Hamilton, Stephanie Klemons, and current Hamilton cast member, Karla Garcia. Grace recently performed with Yvie Oddly, the winner of VH1’s Rupaul’s Drag Race at NYC’s World Pride Opening Ceremony at the Barclay’s Center hosted by Whoopi Goldberg.