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.
The Dance Program at The University of Vermont provides the opportunity to develop and expand technical, creative, and theoretical dance knowledge and facilitates rich and meaningful interaction between students, faculty, guest, and community artists. The heart of the program lies in the practice and theory of modern/contemporary dance, but multiple styles and approaches are offered, including African dance, Argentine tango, ballet, Brazilian dance, Capoeira, composition, hip hop, improvisation, site performance, somatics, and more. Part of the Department of Music and Dance, the program frequently collaborates with faculty and student composer/musician colleagues, and enjoys a close working relationship with the Department of Theatre as well. UVM Dance offers multiple performances, master classes, and workshops throughout the academic year, often in partnership with the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.