Tyra Wigg is a dancer, performer and choreographer born and based in Stockholm, Sweden. She studied dance at Balettakademien Stockholm and several courses in choreography, dance and music theory, and mime acting, at Stockholm Uniarts. To feed her curiosity in various artistic movement and performative practices she regularly participates in workshops, seminars, residencies and creative processes in Sweden and abroad.
Since 2017 Tyra is performing in the internationally touring piece CROWD by Gisèle Vienne, and since 2018 in Everything that Happened and Would Happen by Heiner Goebbels. Previously Tyra has been performing in a wide range of contexts, collaborating with artists such as Marina Abramovic, Éva Mag, Alexandra Pirici, Marie Fahlin, Dorte Olesen, Anna Källblad/Helena Byström, Virpi Pahkinen, Tove Sahlin, Stefan Metz, and the activist group Pussy Riot.
In December 2019 Tyra premiered her choreographic project NAPS at Weld in Stockholm. NAPS is a collaboration with musicians Siri Jennefelt and Aram Abbas.
2020(postponed to 2021) Tyra is a receiver of the DanceWeb Scholarship at Impulstanz in Vienna. During 2019-20 she is Artist in residence at SITE in Stockholm.
Tyra immerses herself in movement practices with focus of fascia release and reinforcement of the endless capacity of kinaestetic awareness. In her choreographic work Tyra investigates how these practices can interfere with, and propose surprising directions, to her habitual patterns of moving and thinking.
In parallell with her artistic practices Tyra is concerned with questions on how to improve the economic infrastructure for freelance artists. Together with the dance department in the Swedish union for stage and film, she is talking in the seminar “Dansare oavsett villkor?” as well as being an active part in discussions aiming to impact the social security systems for professionals in the performing arts field in Sweden.
Since 2010 Tyra is a certified massage therapist in Swedish massage, educated at Medicinskt Kursforum in Stockholm. She is receiving clients in Stockholm and on her international travels.