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Taryn Griggs

Taryn Griggs (she/her) is a dancer, choreographer, Pilates instructor, Franklin Method educator, and Arts Administrator based in Winston-Salem, NC. She has been creating, performing, and touring dances with her husband, Chris Yon, since 2002. Their work has been commissioned and presented by (selected listings) the American Dance Festival, North Carolina Dance Festival, SECCA, Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Dance Theater Workshop (NYLA), The Kitchen, La Mama (NYC), Velocity (Seattle), ODC (San Francisco), Project Art Center (Dublin), Cite Danse (Grenoble), and Tangente (Montreal). As a performer, Griggs has danced with Mary Cochran, Sara Hook, Susan Rethorst, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Liz Roche/Rex Levitates, Anna Sperber, Johannes Wieland, Ivy Baldwin, Tori Lawrence, Karinne Keithley Syers, Sara Smith, Yoshiko Chuma, Sara Rudner, Hijack, Jodi Melnick, David Neumann, and Netta Yerushalmy. She has been honored to receive a Sage award for performance and a McKnight fellowship for Dance. Griggs currently teaches and is an Arts Administrator at UNCSA.