The nature of Motley's work is collaborative. She works with dancers, writers, designers, video-artists and composers. Much of her work invites audiences to move through dreamlike video and performance environments, choosing where and how long to stay. Her work has been presented in New York by the Asia Society, the Baryshnikov Art Center, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Dance Theatre Workshop, Movement Research, The New York Improvisation Festival, The Jack Tilton Gallery and Zone Chelsea. It has been presented at the Hammer Museum, ICA Boston, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, DIVA/Paris, the Contemporary Arts Museum/ Houston, Colorado Dance Festival, The Indonesian Dance Festival, Morishita Studios/ Tokyo, Ballet Freiburg/ Pretty Ugly, Mouson Turm Frankfurt, the Flynn Theatre/ Burlington, Bates College Museum of Art, and The Edge Festival/ San Francisco. Motley makes situations for beginners and professionals to dance the way they love to dance and to move and make with curiosity and broad considerations.
Motley has a studio in Stowe, Vermont that is available "at cost" for private use, classes and residencies. Residencies may be arranged for Thursdays through Monday mornings.