I am curious to create work through athleticism, integrity and dynamism that connects meaning with movement. I search for movement’s capacity to communicate the complexities and nuances of actuality, through varied perspectives and contexts.  I am a creator of dance and a facilitator of movement, analyzing candid exchange through organic motion and expression.


Mallory Lyles Baxley is a dancer, choreographer and teacher in the Atlanta and metro-Atlanta areas. She currently serves as the Artistic Director of Atlanta contemporary dance company, Zoetic Dance. Mallory received her dance training at Chambers Performing Arts. She graduated with honors in 2011 with a BFA in Dance from the University of Georgia, where she was a 4-year company member of contemporary and aerial dance company, CORE Concert Dance Company, under the direction of Bala Sarasvati. Mallory danced with Zoetic Dance under the direction of Melanie Blanchard for 4 years before becoming Director. She has trained in Liverpool with Wired Ariel Theatre in bungee assisted dance, Pittsburg, PA at Point Park University’s Summer Dance Intensive and New York, New York at the American Dance Festival. Mallory’s choreography has been shown at various Atlanta venues since 2012 including the Masquerade, Terminal West, the Music Room, the Mammal Gallery, Armstrong Atlantic State University (Savannah, GA), the University of Georgia (Athens, GA), Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education, West End Performing Arts Center and many more. Her work has also been shown across the U.S. in Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, Detroit, MI, Greensville, SC, Florida and Alabama. Mallory has taught at various dance studios in Georgia, as well as Dayton, Ohio. She has had the honor of working with contemporary dance artists and companies such as Sean Curran, Matt Kent (Pilobolus), zoe | juniper, and Gallim Dance. Mallory has also trained and worked with local Atlanta artists including T. Lang, Tara Lee, John Welker, Carol Szkutek, Emily Christianson, Tara Hemmer, Sarah Wildman and Emily Cargill. Mallory also has a passion for filmmaking, and has shown her films at various venues and galleries in Atlanta including Atlanta Contemporary, MINT Gallery and Agnes Scott. In addition to her work with Zoetic Dance, Mallory teaches dance at Chambers Performing Arts and guest choreographs for high schools and studios in Gwinnett County, and is proud to be the Artist in Residence for Atlanta Dance Collective for 2017.