Carla Gruby, Company Member

Carla Gruby (b. 1992) is a Chicago-based movement/performance artist. She graduated with a BFA in dance from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and she has since been working to merge her practices of dance and performance art using different mediums and influences from her own everyday experiences as well as current sociopolitical issues. Her work also focuses on LGBTQIA+ communities and activism. Gruby has shown work at The Hyde Park Art Center, Links Hall, Research Projects at Outerspace, as well as DIY at-home performances. She is currently the Artistic Coordinator of the J e l l o Performance Series ( which provides space and documentation for performance artists to show work. You can follow some of her at her personal movement explorations at ( and her painting practice on Instagram (@poorpaintings)

Gruby has never considered herself a "runner" before, but is excited to explore what this specific movement practice looks like within herself, and to be researching alongside her fellow team members with A House Unbuilt.