Early life and education
Bradon McDonald is a graduate of the Juilliard School (1997) and a recipient of the Princess Grace Award and a National ARTS Foundation award. He performed with the Limón Dance Company for three years. As a dancer with the Mark Morris Dance Group from 2000 to 2010, McDonald danced many of the roles that Mark Morris originally made for himself.
McDonald began designing while dancing, then enrolled in the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles in 2010, immediately after leaving MMDG. He participated in Project Runway (season 12)‚ where he made it to the finale, but did not win. In the fourth episode of the competition which he won, he proposed to his partner.
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