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 of. Toronto Dance Theatre. 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 42 of his own works through commissions and self-produced events. Most recently, he has choreographed for Connection Dance Works in New Brunswick, L’École de danse contemporaine de Montréal, Sawdon Dance in Winnipeg, and George Brown Dance in 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 perturbationsl. In September 2017, his 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. His latest work quietly rooting for the storm was presented in Winnipeg with SawdonDance. 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. Tracy also teaches anatomy at the Teachers Training Program at The National Ballet School,
Tracy works part-time as a neuro-based rehabilitation physiotherapist at University Health Network – Lyndhurst Centre, Toronto and also in the private sector.