Graciela Mariqueo-Smith

Junior Dancer

Graciela was born and raised in London where she began training in ballet at the age of three. At eleven, she then added both tap and modern to her skillset. Graciela has largely trained in Cecchetti ballet and went on to win first place in the Cecchetti Choreographic Competition in 2018. 

In 2019, Graciela joined Artistry Youth Dance Company where she performed for various events including Afro Dance Xplosion, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Baton Relay and the Golden Key event at the Guildhall Art Gallery. Graciela was able to work with choreographers such as Richard Bermange and Seeta Patel, and performed at Sadlers Wells Lilian Baylis. 

Graciela, trained at London Studio Centre where she graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in the summer of 2023. During her time there, she worked with choreographers, including Faye Stoeser, Amy Morvell and Jack Philp. 

Graciela also spent time at The Ailey School in New York for the summer school programme where she explored new styles and further developed her movement. 

Graciela joined Phoenix Dance Theatre as a Junior Dancer in August 2023.