A MODERN RENAISSANCE WOMAN
Born and bred in Northern New Jersey, Graziella is your modern renaissance woman: triple- threat performing artist, choreographer, dance & fitness professional, certified personal trainer, certified holistic nutritionist, image/pageant consultant, foodie and lifestyle blogger, web TV show host & producer.
As a performer and choreographer, Graziella has been seen on stage for regional and off- Broadway productions such as FAME! The Musical, on MTV, Billboard LIVE, at Madison Square Garden and in numerous venues with her dance company G-Volution. Graziella has created and performed in two original off- Broadway shows, "The Mikey & Gigi Show," and "Puttin on the G."
As a dance and fitness professional, Graziella wears many a hat.. A successful competitive dancer since age 15, Graziella went on to obtain her BA in dance with business minor at Marymount Manhattan College. An early cum laude graduate in 3.5 years, Graziella was eager to get into the industry she was already dipping her feet into, and founded her first dance company at age 22. Graziella has choreographed countless shows from dance concerts, to off- Broadway and FAME! The Musical, music videos, and competitive routines for local, state and national competitions. Complimenting her strong dance background, Graziella obtained a personal training certification in 2008, as well as a holistic nutrition certification in 2014. She has trained clients of all ages, including pageant winners, specializing in dynamic workouts for women that get more done in less time. Graziella's supercharged energy and passion landed her a regularly featured fitness segment on Telemundo's "Al Amanecer con Jackie" show from 2012-2013.
Over the years, Graziella has developed a specific workout style that has become what is now her online fitness program with barre and HIIT workouts. Formerly known as the Bikini Bootcamp, DanceFit Form is a dynamic full- body workout and complete nutrition plan, available on-demand 24/7 at DanceFitForm.com .
As fitness and nutrition go hand-in-hand, Graziella has truly evolved into a health and wellness foodie advocate, particularly now as a wife and mother of a toddler.
"We all want food that tastes good, that's palatable, but we also want to be healthy. Food can truly be nourishing enjoyment if we know how."
Born of the Graziella TV show, the Fit Foodie episodes feature healthy recreations of Graziella's favorite dishes, and has now expanded into a full blog of recipes at FitFoodie.tv.
Graziella is truly dedicated to touching the lives and hearts of others by sharing her talents and expertise with as many people as possible. She is thrilled and honored to have captured the crown of Ms. United States in 2008, representing New York at the national pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. As Ms. United States, Graziella's official platforms were Healthy Habits for Life and Women's Empowerment, two issues she continues to champion today through all her work.
For more complete look at Graziella's performance career, see GraziellaBaratta.com, her portfolio site.