Brandon Ragland

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Brandon joined Louisville Ballet in 2010. He is a graduate of Butler University with a B.S. in Dance-Arts Administration. Since joining the Louisville Ballet, he has had the opportunity to perform leading roles in classical and neoclassical works such as Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow, Stanton Welch’s Velocity, Adam Hougland’s Romeo & Juliet, Val Caniparoli’s The Brown-Forman Nutcracker, Lamberena, Lady of the Camellias ,Robert Curran’s Coppélia and Swan Lake, Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc, George Balanchine’s Square Dance, Kammermusik #2, Divertimento No. 15, Serenade, and Western Symphony. Brandon has originated roles in new works such as, Lucas Jervies’ Human Abstract and Firebird, and Tim Harbour’s Models and Odyssey. As a choreographer, he has created works for Louisville Ballet, Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble, Alabama Ballet, Alabama Ballet School, AROVA Contemporary Ballet, Ballet Arkansas, Next Generation Ballet, J. Lockhart Performing Arts Institute, and Sedona Chamber Ballet. In 2019, Brandon received The Lift a Life Foundation: Emerging Leader in the Arts Award.