San Francisco Ballet
Dance Theatre of Harlem: Principal
Oakland Ballet: Guest
Ikolo Griffin was born and raised in San Francisco, California. He received his first ballet training as a scholarship student with San Francisco Ballet School’s outreach program. He is the first and only outreach student to graduate the school and continue into the San Francisco Ballet company. After seven years with SFB, Griffin joined Dance Theatre of Harlem as a soloist and was later promoted to principal. He danced principal roles for two seasons at the Joffrey Ballet before returning home to San Francisco as a member of Smuin Ballet.
Currently, Griffin works as a resident corps dancer for the San Francisco Opera and freelances for Oakland Ballet as well as companies and schools around the world.