Gretel has created many site-responsive performance works and evolved an improvised dance practice, which she calls 'locating'. She facilitates and curates art projects that respond to site and situation, often referring to social, ecological and historical layers of place.
Gretel completed a practice-led PhD in 2009: 'Locating: Place and the Moving Body'. She has lectured at Victoria University and Monash University in Performance Studies and in 2016 she taught Live Art and Performance at RMIT. She has facilitated Body Weather training and sensory perception workshops for over 10 years as BodyPlaceProject.
Gretel is currently an Artist/Research Fellow at University of Melbourne, collaborating on ARC Discovery Project 'Challenging Stigma' led by sociologist Deb Warr. In this role she is exploring potentials at the junction of site-specific art and community cultural development with residents of neighbourhoods in Victoria and Tasmania.
Gretel continues her solo and collaborative performance practice alongside this research, exploring experiences and identities in relation to place.