Margarita Muniz Academy
Lailye is a dance maker and researcher currently based in Boston. Her recent projects include Higher ED, an interdisciplinary collaborative project making dances guided by the weather (recipient of the 2012 iLAB residency); a dance theater duet with choreographer Alli Ross; and mining in the studio with dance artists Hana van der Kolk and Teilo Troncy. Lailye was the guest editor and editorial assistant for the 2012 publications of Contact Quarterly, a biannual journal of dance, improvisation, and performance.
Lailye's work has been shown at Anatomy Riot and Pieter PASD in Los Angeles, CounterPulse in San Francisco, APE Performance Space in Northampton, and Green Street Studios and Aviary Gallery in Boston. She was a Spring 2012 Emerging Artist at Green Street Studios and has been an artist-in-residence at the Hothouse summer residency program at UCLA and the SEEDS Festival 2009 (Somatic Experiments in Earth Dance and Science). She teaches contemporary dance and improvisation workshops through Moving Target Boston, and dance and yoga workshops for youth in the Cambridge and Boston Public Schools. Her writing has been published in Contact Quarterly and ITCH dance zine.
She is a graduate of UCLA's Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, where she choreographed a dancing map of Los Angeles and initiated an improvisational walking and observing practice that she has since taught at Otis College of Art and Design and Williams College. While in LA, she danced in the choreography of Victoria Marks, Hana van der Kolk, Christine Suarez, and Carol McDowell, contributing to the creation of several new works.