Paige Barnes is a Seattle-based contemporary choreographer, movement artist and GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® instructor. She co-founded Open Flight Studio (2002-present), Locate Performance Group with Pablo Cornejo (1998-2004) and PB_TMOG with Christopher Hydinger (2008-2012). Since 1996, she choreographed and performed in projects internationally in Ecuador, Mexico, Cuba and extensively throughout Seattle and is currently the co-creative director and co-curator of the quarterly improvisational Dance and Music series HERE/NOW. She has received awards from The Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation '02, '04 & '09, City of Seattle Arts and Cultural Affairs '05 & '09, Artist Trust, '11 & '02, danceWEB (Vienna, Austria), WA State Arts Commission and Pacific Northwest Dance Lab. She holds a BA in Dance from the University of Washington.