In her work Silke Grabinger connects urban and contemporary dance with performative and fine arts. Thereby she deals critically with social phenomena, artistic paradigms and the role of the audience. In 1997 she got in touch with breakdance and achieved success at international contests solo as b-girl SILK or in changing teams. She promotes breakdance and HipHop culture with the projects Elements of Style and B-Girl Circle which she founded in 2004 and 2010. After performing in the Cirque du Soleil production LOVE from 2006-2008 and working with the choreographers Dave St-Pierre (CA), Margie Gillis (CA) and Daniel Ezralow (US) she produced her first Solo performance entitled [SLIK] in cooperation with Pilottanzt (AT) in 2008. She finished her studies space and designstrategies in 2009 with a bachelor degree and received the Austrian design state award for a group exhibition. 2019 she got her master degree for her studies in time-based media.
She has volunteered to be a Versuchsperson (an experimental subject) in the timeframe of 10 minutes each for different international choreographers as Anne Juren, Benoit Lachambre, Astrid Endruweit & Michael Laub, Trajal Harrell, Philippe from Superamas, comedian Dirk Stermann and the filmmaker Arash T. Riahi. In 2012 Silke Grabinger developed a dance notation for musicians and cooperated with the composer Bernhard Lang (AT) for the performance piece Moving Architecture, which is based on the architecture of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York and premiered there. In the same year she founded parallel to SILK Cie. her second dance company SILK Fluegge in order to develop dance and performance pieces for young audience; SILK Fluegge got honoured with the STELLA 15 an Award for the outstanding theatre production for young people.