Darryl Tracy 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. He and Heidi Strauss were co-artistic directors of four chambers Dance Projects from 1998-2006, commissioning duets from Canadian choreographers as well as their duet created by Italian-based company Déjà Donné. This duet 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 39 of his own works through commissions and self-produced productions.
Most recently, he has choreographed for Connection Dance (NB), George Brown University (Toronto), The School of Toronto Dance Theatre and Sawdon Dance (Winnipeg). His own professional work is based in site specific creations most recently seen at the Rhubarb Festival and Nuit Rose. He was nominated for the K.M. Hunter award in 2013. As a dancer, he has been on tour with creations by Lesandra Dodson and Marie-Josée Chartier. He is also a physiotherapist specializing in movement and neurological injuries.
Photo: Jeremy Mimnagh