gracegallagherdance was founded in 2014 with three goals in mind; increase accessibility to performance art, create professional performance opportunities for Arizona based artists, and demonstrate the unifying impacts of the arts.
Grace is an educator, dancer, and creator. Her creative research and engaged scholarship focus on inclusivity, access, and the power of community, specifically related to Dance Education. Grace has taught Modern, Ballet, Pedagogy, Repertory, Outreach and Engagement, Understanding Dance, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Jazz, among others. She has taught at Arizona State University, Front Range Community College, and now is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Colorado State University.
Additionally, Grace has extensive experience as a guest teaching artist and choreographer in numerous contexts including: guest teaching at public and private universities, community colleges, and high schools, teaching at hundreds of studios nationwide, hosting professional master classes and workshops, serving as a faculty member on a national convention, and working for two separate non-profit programs that utilize dance as an emotional outlet for underserved youth.
Grace has created four original evening-length works; CONSequence, 40 Love Letters, Juxtaposition, and Re-late as well as had her work shown at Nasty Woman|Phoenix Unite, ArtelPHX, Phoenix Center for the Art's Beta Dance Festival, Breaking Ground Dance Festival, and American College Dance Festival. Grace has earned over a dozen choreography awards and has more than a decade of professional dance experience.
Grace holds a BFA in Dance, MFA in Dance, Graduate Certificate in Dance Teaching Artist Praxis, and a PreK-12 Dance Teaching Certification from the Arizona Department of Education. Additionally, Grace interned at Broadway Dance Center in New York City and was an Edge Performing Arts Scholar in Los Angeles.