Tracy Broyles is a Portland- based dancer, choreographer, movement instructor, and Core Energetics Counselor, that has been active in the community since 2000.

As a choreographer she is interested accessing and embodying the psyche as well as the greater mysteries that lie beyond it. She is intrigued by collective, archetypal stories and the way body and nature mimic and align together. Her work has been performed in Baltimore, San Francisco, Oakland, New York and Seattle, as well as Portland, where she has created seven evening-length pieces to date. Tracy's has received support from RACC, the MRG Foundation, and individual donors; and residencies with Signal Fire, Caldera, Studio Two, Water in the Desert. She attended Deborah Hay's Solo Commissioning Project in 2010 and is now a keeper of Art and Life.

As a Core Energetics counselor she believes in the wholeness and self-healing abilities of every individual, and that we have deep knowing within us of how to direct our paths, and our lives, what we need to connect with, and what we need to let go. Tracy strives to work with every client to usher these deep seeds from your unconscious to your conscious mind, supporting in the unique way you need support;  holding the container, channeling awareness or universal energy, and witnessing and reflecting in a non-judgemental and compassionate environment.



photo by Jill Marie

photo by Jill Marie


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/Studio Two/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
Between/Judson Church/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