Who is She?
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Eliza Malecki is a Cambridge based dancer, choreographer, administrator, teacher, and producer from central Massachusetts. She graduated magna cum laude from Goucher College with a BA in Dance.
Eliza is a founding member of The Picnic Sisters, a quirky dancing duo comprised of herself and collaborator Molly Hess. Her production credits include Laugh Track (2019), Social Disdancing (2020), Jamaica Plain Porchfest (2021, 2022), Almost Normal Almost Party (2021), and Flow and Gather (2022). Her choreographic projects have been funded by the Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture and The New England Foundation for the Arts. Eliza has been a resident artist at Bearnstow (ME), The Iron Factory (PA), The City of Lawrence (MA), and the Studios at Mass MoCA (MA). in 2023 she teamed up with stylist Mary O'Keefe and together they created 'Traffic Jam,' a live dance fashion experience. They will be continuing to build out this format in 2024.
Eliza has had the pleasure of performing for Natalie Johnson Dance, Molly Hess Dance Projects, Grant Jacoby and Dancers, Catherine Siller, Kim Holman, Merli Guerra, and Eventual Dance Company. Her choreographic works-which display strong inventive movement, pedestrian gestures, and an undeniably unique sense of humor- have been presented in Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Rhode Island, and Arezzo, Italy. Her driving question when creating new work is "how can I create serious art that does not take itself seriously?"
Eliza is also a passionate arts administrator and served as Studio Manager at Green Street Studios for 2 wonderful years and currently serves as the Associate Director of Operations and Events for Dunamis, a nonprofit committed to providing professional development opportunities for emerging artists and arts managers of color in Boston. When she is not dancing you can find Eliza watching reality television, thrift shopping, exploring the outdoors, and making wacky jewelry.
Keep up with Eliza via instagram @elizamalecki