Darryl Tracy is a Toronto-based independent dance artist: choreographer, interpreter, teacher, and producer. He is a senior faculty member and a Resident Choreographer at the School. As a dancer, he has created roles by many of Canada’s leading choreographers. He and Heidi Strauss were co-artistic directors of Four Chambers dance projects from 1999-2006. Tracy was a member of the company Sylvain Émard Danse in Montreal for more than four years. He has created over 38 of his own works through commissions and self-produced events. Most recently, he has choreographed for Connection Dance Works (New Brunswick), L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, Sawdon Dance (Winnipeg), and George Brown Dance (Toronto). He guest-teaches across Canada and in the United States.
In 2015, Tracy created two site-specific works for the Rhubarb Festival at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and for Nuit Rose (Toronto), and in May 2016, a short film for the RT Collective, for the Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. In June of 2017, he was a guest choreographer for Kenny Pearl’s Emerging Artist Summer Intensive, remounting his work external perturbations, which was originally made on the first year dancers at the School. In September 2017, his new solo, All the Patsys, that he choreographed and performed (alongside Connection Dance Works’ with far arms), premiered as part of Saint John New Brunswick’s Imperial Theatre season. As a dancer, he has been on tour in work by Lesandra Dodson, In Two Days a Man can Change, as well as with Marie-Josée Chartier’s petites danses, for the past four years.
Tracy works part-time as a neuro-based rehabilitation physiotherapist at Physio-LogicPlus Rehabilitation Services, Toronto, and at University Health Network – Lyndhurst Centre, Toronto.