Grace Myers is a senior pursuing a dual degree in Anthropology and Dance at Washington University in St. Louis as a John B. Ervin Scholar and Arnold J. Lien Scholar in the social sciences. Her choreographic and pedagogical praxis in dance assumes an anthropological lens which highlights the psychosocial benefits of dance practice by harnessing healthy forms of community, encouraging coregulation, and fostering empathy. Her choreographic process engages social experimentation relating to the evolution of the human body within ecological space; she has directed two funded endeavors of choreographic research, in November 2021 with the debut of her thesis “The Goldilocks Phenomenon,” and in May 2020 through the WashUx
Summer Undergraduate Research Award. Grace’s dance roots are in the Fagan Technique, the Gaga Movement Language, Ballet, and Horton. She used to work admiratively for Garth Fagan Dance, currently works for CommUNITY Arts STL, is president of and teacher for WashU’s CityDance outreach organization, and has set work professionally at the MUCCC Contemporary Dance Festival in Rochester, NY. She extends gracious thanks to the teachers, friends, dancers, collaborators, and communities which constantly inspire her and renew her fervor for human centric work in the art of dance.