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BIOGRAPHY

Tracy Marie is no stranger to the stage having spent much of her performance career enchanting audiences as a professional bellydance artist. Tracy Marie’s skill as a performer and desire for continuous improvement has lead her to explore many avenues of movement, both in choreographed performance as with her bellydance troupe At the Hip, a well-established, modern cabaret style bellydance troupe; and that which is more unique, free flowing, and self-expressive as is with her flowgo performances as part of aGoGo, a gogo and flowgo collaboration of some of Calgary's top dancers and flow artists! Tracy Marie’s skill as a performer and her penchant for the avant-garde has led her to perform at a variety of stage shows, festivals, and club nights.  An avid performer, Tracy Marie quickly adapted to online performances sharing her art on several virtual stages as well as on her own Space Grove productions of Solstice & Equinox. Tracy Marie’s unique style of combining bellydance isolations with hard lines and expressive poses make her a captivating performer and a joy to watch! She is a dancer, flow artist, and light bender extraordinaire!

HIGHLIGHTS

Beakerhead
Beats Antique
Burlesque Burn
Burning Man
Cabaret Calgary
Camp Carnival
Freezer Burn
Le Cirque de la Nuit
Hawksley Workman
Plain Jane Events
Sin & Gin Soiree Cabaret
SkiiTour
Space Gnomes
Witches Night Out YYC

Event Production

  • Produced and curated art and performances for 2019’s Burnersphere, an impressive entertainment zone within Beakerhead’s Spectacle grounds featuring the work of local artists actively sourced and put forward for inclusion at the event. 
  • Assembled and lead Freezer Burn's first official Fire Conclave team of more than 20 contributors spread across Western Canada to safely showcase a fifteen minute fire performance for an audience of approximately 1000 persons. Worked along side the Fire Art Safety Team to develop a robust and all encompassing Fire Safety Plan.
  • Envisioned, pitched, and produced ‘A Taste of “That Thing in the Desert”’, a large family friendly public event held annually from 2014 to 2018.  Responsible for creating the Emergency Response Plan still in use today.  Continued to provide ongoing production mentorship whilst remaining as entertainment lead years 2016 - 2018.
  • Wrote and submitted a successful Alberta Culture Days 2020 grant application with a proposal for funding a three-day online music and performance festival stage event broadcasting artists live from locations in both Calgary and Edmonton into a single streaming event which I then produced. 
  • Established and lead Space Gnomes Arts Society known for both producing private events ranging in size and complexity and for creating art and experience within our community.
  • Spearheaded a team of diverse volunteers with interest in harm reduction to work through conflicting perspectives to create guidance for first responders and event producers on how to deal with consent violations at events. 
  • Assembled and led a province wide team of volunteers to produce the Alberta Burning Man Film Festival with concurrent showings in both Calgary and Edmonton. 
  • Developed the Regional Burning Man display and programming for Calgary’s first Mini Maker Fair, subsequently leading to an ongoing volunteer relationship with Beakerhead.
  • Established and now manage ongoing operations of two distinct performance troupes including brand creation, website development, performance production of both live and virtual entertainment, and troupe promotion through sharing of social media content.

Profile

  • Founder & Creative Director aGoGo (2016 →)
  • Founder Fatale Fusion (2015 - 2016)
  • Owner & Creative Director At the Hip (2011 →)
  • Member Little Fish Belly Dance Company (2010 – 2011)
  • Certified Middle Eastern Teacher Training w/Hadia (2007 & 2009)
  • Ultimate Technique Training w/Hadia (2008)
  • Bellydance Instructor Shell Active Living Centre (2007 – 2009)
  • Guest Instructor Studio Sublime (2006 & 2009)
  • Professional Performer Studio Sublime (2003 – 2009)