With the exception of heavy metal, Grace Buckley has choreographed to almost every genre of music—from pop to country, soulful indie rock to R&B.
Buckley, who's been a New York City Dance Alliance faculty member since 2012, describes her tastes as a "mixed bag," with one caveat: She prefers lyrics.
When she first started teaching at her hometown studio in Westchester County, New York, this instinct seemed unfounded and simplistic.
Melodrama, by Lorde<p>"Though not all of it is age-appropriate, I honestly believe this to be a perfect album, every track, from start to finish. Different tracks appeal to me for different reasons, whether it be the melodies, the vibe or the lyrics."</p>
Labrinth<p>"An incredibly soulful vocalist with orchestration that sounds truly unique on each track. I love how unexpected his music can be."</p>
Evolve Photography, courtesy Buckley