Darryl Tracy 
Darryl Tracy
Artist in Residence
Workshop Instructor 
Choreographer: With Far Arms

Photo: Jeremy Mimnagh

Darryl is a Toronto-based independent dance artist (choreographer, interpreter, teacher and producer). He is a senior faculty member at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and as a dancer has created many roles by most of Canada's leading choreographers; Peggy Baker, Darcey Callison, Marie-Josee Chartier, Lesandra Dodson, Michael DuMaresq,  Jenn Goodwin, Patti Powell, Julia Sasso, Michelle Silagy, Holly Small, Heidi Strauss, Michael Trent, and Gerry Trentham.  He and Heidi Strauss were co-artistic directors of four chambers Dance Projects from 1998-2006, commissioning duets from choreographers like Conrad Alexandrowicz, Sarah Chase, Marie-Josée Chartier, Yvonne Coutts, Lesandra Dodson, Sylvain Émard, Julia Sasso and their duet created by Italian-based company Deja Donne garnered them a nomination in performance for the prestigious Dora Mavor Moore Award. He was part of the company Sylvain Émard Danse in Montreal for over 4 years dancing and touring in Émard's Temps de chien. He has created over 24 of his own works through commissions and self-produced productions. Most recently, he has choreographed for Connection Dance Works (NB), L’Ecole de Danse Contemporain du Montreal, The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Tanya Crowder, Park Avenue Dance Company (New York),  and L'Espace du Mouvement (Montreal). In September 2010, he created and self-produced a show entitled Inherencies and other Disorders to sold out audiences in Toronto having a new duet created for him by the incomparable Keith Cole. In January 2013, Tracy danced for Lesandra Dodson and Mocean Dance (Halifax, NS) in a series of duets touring Canada.  He was nominated for the K.M. Hunter award in 2013. IN September 2013, he produced a show entitled ‘vital signs’ and he danced with Heidi Strauss in works by Yvonne Coutts, Sylvain Emard, Ginette Laurin and Strauss..Darryl’s new work “another way of telling you” (an dance installation) was performed at The Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives as a part of Buddies and Bad Times Rhubarb Festivalin February 2015. HIs work "How hard does the Earth hit you?" created on The School of Contemporary Dancers will be performed as part of Regina's New Dance Horizons festival  as well as the Canada Dance Festival in June 2016. Darryl is a Board Member of adelheid dance projects and also works part-time as a neuro-based rehabilitation physiotherapist with Physio-Logic Neuro Rehab and Toronto Rehab Institute-Lyndhurst Center.

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