Katy Pyle is a genderqueer lesbian dancer and choreographer who founded Ballez
in 2011. Ballez challenges classical ballet through the creation of large-scale story ballets, classes, and public engagements that center genderqueer experience. Major works: “The Firebird, a Ballez,” Danspace Project, Spring & Fall 2013, “Sleeping Beauty & the Beast,” La Mama, Spring 2016. Their next project, "Giselle of Loneliness," premieres in June 2021. Pyle has taught Ballez at Brooklyn Arts Exchange, Gibney Dance, Princeton, Yale, Movement Research, CounterPULSE, NYU, Bowdoin, Whitman, Beloit, and Slippery Rock University. Pyle currently teaches Ballez classes on Zoom, and rehearses outdoors.