Tracey Durbin moved to Durham from Portland, OR, where she was an integral part of the Portland dance scene for 25 years. She began her training with Julie Adler in Detroit and at Interlochen. Tracey trained under Eugene Louis Faccuito, “Luigi,” one of his generation’s most famous international jazz teachers. The Luigi technique and philosophy became the foundation of her teaching. Tracey has choreographed and taught for Northwest Dance Project, Body Vox Dance, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and Reed College. She was one of four choreographers chosen for the Northwest Dance Project’s Chopin Project with acclaimed pianist Yekwon Sunwoo and is also a featured artist in the book Beauty is Experience: Dancing 50 and Beyond. Tracey currently teaches at NC State, Ninth Street Dance, and ADF.