Gracie, originally from Muncie, Indiana, began her dance training at the age of 3. She graduated from Indiana University in 2018 with a BFA in Contemporary Dance and a minor in Apparel Merchandising. While at IU, she had the opportunity to perform repertoire and original works by Kyle Abraham, Andrea Miller, Bill T. Jones, Alex Ketley, Adriane Fang, and others. As a senior, she was presented with the Provost Award for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity for her studies and work beyond Indiana University. In 2018, Gracie guest performed with Phoenix Rising Dance Company at the APAP dance conference in NYC. In addition, she traveled with the Elizabeth Shea Dance Company to perform an original work at Act 1/Act 2 and Footprints Dance Festival in Philadelphia and NYC, respectively. Gracie spent her summer breaks studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago intensives.
After relocating to Chicago, Gracie danced as an apprentice for Visceral Dance Chicago in 2018 where she performed Nick Pupillo’s “Soft Spoken” at the Auditorium Theatre. She is a current company member with Forward, the movement, and continuing to dance as a freelance artist. Most recently, she was a part of Dance For Life 2020 where she performed “Get Together” by Hanna Bricston. Gracie is excited to start her third year as a faculty member and choreographer for Inspire School of Dance.