Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Grubbs began his dance training to supplement his gymnastic education. He trained at various ballets across the country, including Boston Ballet, where he was a member of the company for four years. Grubbs came to Cincinnati in 2002, was promoted to soloist in 2005 and senior soloist in 2008. Grubbs has also performed in several operas with the Santa Fe Opera in 1999, the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis in 2005 and the Cincinnati Opera in 2007. He acknowledges Tanju Tuzer as his professional mentor and his mother for her boundless support of his career. Outside of dance, Grubbs and his wife, Connie, love spending as much time as they can with their two children.
Fun fact: Zack is a fan of cooking.
Favorite roles performed: Hoofer, Balanchine’s Slaughter on 10th Avenue; Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet; Clopin, The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Jorma Elo’s Plan to B
2013/2014 Sponsor: Tony & Mary Talbott
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