Phylicia Roybal, a native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, began her passion for movement at age 10. She went on to receive a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts at the University of Arizona in 2011. Upon graduating, Phylicia also received the Gurtrude Shurr Memorial Award in Modern dance. In her professional career she has had the privilege of working with, Novel.dance, New Dialect Dance company (Nashville), under the direction of Banning Bouldin, Ronn Stewart and Cocodāco Dance Project (Chicago), Kibbutz contemporary dance company (Israel), Catherine Cabeen - Hyphen (Seattle) and Moving People Dance (Santa Fe). Throughout her dance career she has had the opportunity to also work with artists such as Roy Assaf, Rami Be’er, Donald Mckayle, Robert Moses, Gail Gilbert, Kevin Iega Jeff, and Bobby Mc Ferrin. Phylicia has taught at renowned programs such as The Nashville Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet Academy Chicago, The Youth American Grand Prix, Northwestern University, The Hispanic Family Foundation Baila program, Foster Dance Studios, Ensworth High School, Stage Right Performing arts, American Academy of Dance, Studio Arts for Dancers, and Metro parks dance division. While residing in Nashville, she performed a solo work at the Animata Arts Festival in 2019 and more recently her second solo work as part of Pollen’s artist platform in 2020. She currently teaches Gyrokinesis®️ and is building a freelance career in the Nashville area. She enjoys connecting to people through movement, and continues to find inspiration through experimental and somatic based movement and improvisation.