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the renaissance man

Grey Armstrong

My Story

A minority lottery winner, I have spent my life getting to see the world through others perspectives. Originally from small-town Ohio I alway felt out of place and yearned for something more. Bored with school and wanting to escape my personal life,I dove deep into learning about the world, other cultures, people, and what makes us human. 


I figured I’d always be in Ohio, a little out of place and bit out of step with my peers. To the ridicule of the adults around me, in college I decided I was going to get a degree in communications, deeply fascinated by humanity, what motivates us, and how we share that with others. 


Services

Dance Instruction

Interested in hiring me for teaching dance?

Trainings and consults

Speaker

I’d love to talk at your event!

Art

Drawings & sketches

Writings

Be it poems, thought pieces or journals it all goes here!

For writing around race and culture check out my other blog!

Don’t just practice!

Don’t just practice!

As much of the world is moving so much of our social dances to online mediums, I’m noticing an increase of focus on trying new skills, solo dancing, and practice. There are groups and lessons and training and world wide challenges. But, as an instructor, I’m beginning...

Welcome to Grey’s blog

Hey y'all. I'm excited to be launching a blog along side obsidiantea.com (if you haven't been reading that where have you BEEN) for more of my personal musings on dance, expression and art. as Obsidian becomes so bigger than me I find myself having so much I want to...

Don’t just practice!

Don’t just practice!

As much of the world is moving so much of our social dances to online mediums, I’m noticing an increase of focus on trying new skills, solo dancing, and practice. There are groups and lessons and training and world wide challenges. But, as an instructor, I’m beginning...

Intimidation, Mental Health and Cuttin’

Intimidation, Mental Health and Cuttin’

*this is from a practice prior to covid-19. Don’t @ me I’m loooking up into the eyes of one of my dearest friends and I, for the first time I am afraid. I fight the urge to step back, to look away to hide, as my mind reminds me of all my insecurities… loudly. I, for...

Hard Reflections

Hard Reflections

As I settle into this new strange part of life I can’t help but look back on the past year. I’m a few days past the one year mark of coming out as trans and it felt like as soon as that happened my world collapsed. My therapist and I are calling this a transitional...

A Practice before the Hospitalization

A Practice before the Hospitalization

Dysphoria, Style and Movement I just got out of a practice where I started playing with gravity, hits and moving to the fullest I could extend with certain motions. After half an hour I was still feeling energized and stumbled my way onto a problem. Practicing naked....

The Philosophy of Subtly

The Philosophy of Subtly

One thing I’m particuarly excited about moving is for being able to work with other dancers. As a teacher it’s important to always be growing as a dancer and our understanding of our style, our bodies, and what we want to pass onto students. Adam Wilkerson and I were...

Dancing with Synesthesia

Dancing with Synesthesia

If you asked me when I first noticed having synesthesia I’d probably have said middle school. I’ve had chronic insomnia my whole life and just got a radio, (with headphones) in my room. It was the first time I could choose what music I listened to. I started with pop,...

Hire ME

Seriously though. If you’ve noticed a typo or are excited to work with me I’d love to chat and see what we can do together. Or get my editor on it, depending on the issue.