Tracie Stanfield is an award-winning choreographer, educator, creative consultant, and the founder/Artistic Director of SynthesisDANCE in New York City. Her work has been commissioned throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Russia, and Latin America. Her signature voice as a choreographer has helped create and define contemporary lyrical movement in concert and commercial dance. Dance Magazine calls her classes “inspiring’” and the Huffington Post UK says Tracie “thrilled and mesmerized with her masterful fusion of contemporary and classical dance forms.” Tracie’s choreography has been presented throughout NY at Symphony Space, Jazz at Lincoln Center, BAM Fisher, The Duke Theatre, Brooklyn Museum, Rose Nagelberg Theatre, Bryant Park, Brooklyn College, Dixon Place, Brooklyn Music School and Untermyer Park in Yonkers. Internationally, her work has been produced at the Benicassim, Spain , Edinburgh EICC in Scotland, St. Petersburgh, Russia throughout Mexico in MC, Monterrey and Ixtapa. Stage commissions include Tec de Monterrey Universidad, Verismo Opera Company, Tapestry Dance Company, Kilgore Rangerettes, Brooklyn Dance Festival Company and Flux Dance Company.
Beyond her work with the Spirit of Elan Award-winning SynthesisDANCE, Tracie served as the Resident Choreographer for the Booking Dance Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has been regularly featured in Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher and Dance Informa Magazines . She is the Founding Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Dance Festival and serves on the Advisory Board of the Young Choreographers’ Festival and various dance organizations that promote the future of dance for all audiences. Tracie served as the Educational Advisor for SIETEOCHO, a pre-professional training program in Mexico City. Film projects include Studio School, Caseology online campaign, The Fairy Queen with Director Erin Levendorf, Documentary and Dance4Camera projects with BT Films.
One of the “Nine DanceMakers Making History” (Dance Spirit), Tracie travels the world teaching dancers, dance educators and aspiring professionals. Tracie is on faculty at Broadway Dance Center in NYC and tours with Fluid Dance Conventions. Recent teaching highlights include Joffrey Ballet, Yale University, Amarbaillar in Paraguay, TDR Tour in Ixtapa, Encore Officer Camp and Marymount Manhattan College. Her SynthesisDANCE Teacher Training Workshops have been produced in Mexico City, Monterrey, Mexico and throughout the US.