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Tracy Broyles is a Portland- based dancer, choreographer, movement facilitator and energy worker. She has shown pieces and performed in San Francisco, New York and Seattle, as well as Portland where she has created and self-produced six evening-length works to date. Tracy's work has been supported by grants and residencies by RACC, the MRG Foundation, Caldera, Studio Two and Water in the Desert. She attended Deborah Hay's Solo Commissioning Project in 2010 and is now a keeper of Art and Life. Her workshops and classes are fun, engaging and aim to leave students with a deeper understanding of themselves. She has been leading classes since 2000 in Dance, Improvisation, Somatic Explorations, Pilates and Movement of the Energetic Body. She is excited to be on the premiere flight of FLOCK.
Allie Hankins is a choreographer, performer, teacher, and researcher. A Seattle/Portland resident since 2008, Hankins’ work has been presented at On the Boards' Northwest New Works Festival, the Seattle International Dance Festival, Velocity Dance Center,The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s 19th Street Project Space in New York, Conduit Dance and PICA’s TBA Festival in Portland, and various venues in Minneapolis, Albuqueruqe, and abroad. As a collaborator, Hankins performs with Seattle-based dance/sound performance company Salt Horse, Portland-based choreographer Tahni Holt, and has designed movement for experimental theater ensemble Implied Violence (now Saint Genet), with which she toured to New York’s New Island Festival and Austria’s DonauFestival, under the tutelage of Robert Wilson's Watermill Center. Hankins was recently an Artist in Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida, and has received grants from Washington’s Artist Trust and Oregon’s Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Eliza Larson has recently returned to Portland after a 4-year stint in New England. She currently co-directs the Mountain Empire Performance Collective (mountainempiredance.com), a long-distance dance collective investigating different methods and approaches to making performance beyond geographic boundaries. Eliza received her MFA in dance from Smith College, where she worked extensively with Chris Aiken, Angie Hauser, and Paul Matteson. Her choreographic work has been presented around the country, and her most recent evening-length, multi-media solo, You Are Happy, premiered at the PortFringe Festival in Portland, Maine in 2014. She is also the author and illustrator of Terpsichore’s Deck, a set of 52 cards for choreographic inspiration, available at www.terpsichoresdeck.com. She is thrilled to be back in Portland, diving into a new project, Solo/Solo, with Mountain Empire, teaching at Conduit and Bodyvox, and re-engaging her creative process. www.elizalarson.com.
Lyra Butler-Denman is a dancer, performer, choreographer, visual artist, and teacher. She is curious about the spaces where mediums and disciplines meet and meld. With a background in both dance and theatre, Lyra has been preforming in Portland since 2007 and has trained and performed in the US and Europe. In addition to choreography and performance, Lyra pursuers her somatic inquiry through visual art and teaching. She holds a degree in Studio Art and currently works primarily in alternative process and platinum photography. Lyra is also a Contemporary Alexander Technique teacher and is on the faculty of the Contemporary Alexander School and the Alexander Alliance International. www.lyrabutler-denman.com