"Let us read and let us dance - two amusements that will never do any harm to the world." Voltaire
Lloyd Mayor was born in Geneva, Switzerland and trained at the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance in London. At 17 he then moved to New York City to pursue is dream of being in the Graham Company and joined the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance in 2011. The following year Mr. Mayor joined the main company. Lloyd Mayor has danced lead roles in the Graham repertoire, including Appalachian Spring, Diversion of Angels and Embattled Garden. He has also been featured in Andonis Foniadakis's Echo as Narcissus and in the lead role of Richard Move’s Achilles Heels which was first danced by Mikhail Baryshnikov. In January 2014, Mr. Mayor won the Clive Barnes Award, which recognizes excellence and outstanding talent in theatre and dance. Lloyd Mayor is now a member of the board the foundation. In 2016, for the company's 90th anniversary Mr. Mayor danced an excerpt of Appalachian Spring with the Étoile of the Paris Opera Ballet and new artistic director Aurélie Dupont.