Tracy Broyles is a Portland- based dancer, choreographer, movement instructor, and Core Energetics Counselor, that has been active in the community since 2000.
Her healing work involves a great love and curiosity for an individuals psyche and the way it speaks with and through the body, as well as through life direction, choices, and beliefs. Tracy believes our unconscious can be made conscious and that the invisible can become visible in a safe and grounded way, with the guidance of a practitioner who is listening deeply to the body and energy system, hearing through the stories, and engaging creative practice and expression in service of self-knowledge, connection, and expansion into our true selves.
As an artist, she is compelled to share pieces that reflects the psyche back to itself, and may toy with or manipulate archetypal images, audience perception, and energetic and physical experience. She is one half of Bunkerfood Studio, a moniker under which she and musician Adrian Hutapea create and present their work.
As a teacher and facilitator of groups, Tracy holds space in a practiced and expert manner, managing the container and the content while allowing the individuals and group dynamic to arise and find its own way. She has been leading group classes for 20 years in dance, improvisation, energy work, Pilates, and Core Energetics. She has taught at universities, community centers and private studios.
Tracy became a certified Core Energetics Therapist in 2016, graduating from a three year intensive program under Ken Goldberg. She received her Pilates certification in 2003 under Shelley Stephenson and the PhysicalMind Institute. She holds a BA in Dance from University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has studied butoh under Yumiko Yoshioba among others, and danced most recently with Tahni Holt in Sensation/Disoreintation, performed in Portland and Bulgaria.
2016 Certification as a Core Energetics Practitioner, 3 year program under Ken Goldberg
2004 Certification in Pilates from the PhysicalMind Institute
1996 BA in Visual Performing Arts/Dance from University of Maryland Baltimore County
Choreographic Performance Biography
The Observer Effect/ UMBC/ Baltimore, MD
Root/Route. In-Progress/ Headwaters Theater/Portland
HYDE In-progress/Flock/Portland, Holocene/Portland
Critical Engagement with Dirt Stage/Flock/Portland
The Observer Effect/Headwaters Theater/Portland
The Observer Effect In-Progress/Studio Two Resident Showing.
Art + Life/Deborah Hay Solo Commission/Risk Reward Festival/Portland, Temescal Art Center/Oakland
Local Culture Project Film/Screened at Headwaters Theater/Portland
Mirror, A Convoluted Path Of Resistance/Headwaters/Portland
Art+ Life/Headwaters Portland, DanceGround Keriac/ San Fransicso
Monster Showing/Studio Two/Portland
Technology Monster/Headwaters, 10 Tiny Dances at Bluehour/Portland
I want to stop wanting with Meshi Chavez/Disjecta/Portland
Between with Meshi Chavez and Stephanie Lanckton/Performance Works Northwest/Portland
I want to stop wanting In-Progress/Movement Research/ NYC
COCOON BIRD/Site-specific in an empty house/Portland
COCOON BIRD/In-progress/10 Tiny Dances/Seattle and Portland, Dance USA/Newmark Theater/Portland, Caldera Artist Residency/Sisters, OR
…..he was costuming angels/Disjecta/Portland
Individual Project Grant/HYDE (RACC)
Collaborative Residency with M13/Signal Fire/ Oregon
Individual Project Grant/The Observer Effect (RACC)
Studio Residency/The Headwaters/Oregon
New Expressive Work Residency/Studio Two/Oregon
Professional Development Grant (RACC)
Deborah Hay Solo Commissioning Project/Findhorn, Scotland
Individual Project Grant/I want to stop wanting. (RACC)
Individual Project Grant/Cocoon Bird (RACC)
Caldera Artist Residency/Oregon
Dance Lab Professional Development Residency from NDP and NEFA/Oregon
Award from MRG Foundation