Eliza Malecki is a queer Cambridge based dancer, choreographer, administrator, producer, and creative leader with a degree in dance from Goucher College. She is known for her quirky and inventive movement aesthetic, human centered creative approach, joy based practices, multidisciplinary collaborations, and unique sense of humor which is woven into everything she creates. Her work pulls from contemporary dance, dance theater, stand up comedy, social dance, and aspects of the human experience including our habits, everyday gestures, pop culture, friendships, and family. There is an element of nostalgia that lives inside Eliza’s work, making her work evocative of warm memories and the joy we carry over from childhood. Eliza’s choreographic projects have been funded by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, the Transformative Development Initiative, Somerville Cultural Council, Newton Cultural Council, the Maine Arts Commission, 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).