Pat Graney Company (1991-1996)
Piacenza was a performer in this modern dance performance company that has earned a national reputation as one of the premiere dance companies in the country, touring signature works such as Faith, Sleep (Making Peace with the Angels), Vivaldi, Colleen Anne, and Jesus Loves the Little Cowgirls throughout major cities in the U.S., Europe, and South America.
D-9 Dance Collective (1992-1997)
Piacenza was a founding member of Seattle’s D-9 Dance Collective, a dancer-driven organization dedicated to promoting and stimulating high-quality contemporary dance and performance through choreographic commissions, performances, workshops and educational activities. D-9 was produced by the 1994, 1995, and 1997 Bumbershoot arts festivals and the Dancing on the Edge Festival in Vancouver, B.C. D-9 toured as part of the King County Performance Network to surrounding suburban and rural communities. D-9 received community arts projects grants from the Seattle Arts Commission, Washington State Arts Commission and the King County Arts Commission.
Grand Central Studio & RED (1996-2004)
Co-founder of two Seattle studios dedicated to supporting local artist in dance and the performing arts by providing inexpensive professional space for rehearsals and development of new works, as well as classes and informal performances.