Beth Graczyk

Beth Graczyk is a choreographer, a performer and a scientist. For the past 17 years, Graczyk has performed throughout the United States and internationally in Japan, Ecuador, France and India. Concurrently, she has contributed to 9 science publications in the field of cancer research, including a first author paper in Analytical Biochemistry. Graczyk co-directed the Seattle-based company Salt Horse (2008-2016) with Corrie Befort and Angelina Baldoz. In addition, Graczyk collaborates as a choreographer with Danish director Torben Ulrich and with composer/palliative care doctor Hope Wechkin. Through her collaborative work she has received funding from Artist Trust, 4 Culture, Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Washington State Arts Commission, and The National Endowment for the Arts. As a solo artist, Graczyk launched a project called Desire Motor in 2016, a series of 12 solos, of which her inaugural solo, Beast, has been presented at Movement Research, CPR's Spring Movement Festival, Greenspace, Harrisburg Dance Festival and will be produced by Gibney Dance in spring 2017. The second solo, One of You Is Fake, will premiere at La MaMa Moves festival in May 2017. Graczyk has recently danced for the feath3r theory, Sara Shelton Mann & K.J. Holmes.