Ms. Nugent served on full-time faculty at California Institute of the Arts (2008-2013) and as an Associate Professor of Dance at UC-Santa Barbara (2001-2007) teaching contemporary technique, improvisation, and composition. While living in California she also co-hosted a weekly contact improvisation jam at ARC Pasadena with Shel Wagner Rasch and Jill Cooper, facilitated HOURGLASS events with partner/composer Robin Cox, and taught master classes/workshops throughout the US, through Nugent Dance and as an Independent artist.
Since moving to Indianapolis in July 2013, Ms. Nugent has begun serving as Adjunct Professor of Dance at IU Bloomington and Ball State University, performing, teaching and dancing with G.L.A.C.I.E.R, Motus Dance Theater, and as facilitator of HOURGLASS. In 2014 she served as a Visiting Artist at Ohio State University, created a new work for The Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, presented her solo Slippery at Breaking Ground, in Tempe, AZ, performed CI scores in site-specific events Configure and Collision Theory (Chicago), and Art In Odd Places (Indianapolis), collaborated with Selene Carter and Suzanne Lappas on the development and performances of Carter's Katherinette, and continued development of Migrations, an immersive dance/theater adaptation of collaborator/playwright Virginia Grise's rasgos asiaticos.
In 2015 she looks forward to continued performances/productions of Katherinette, and Hourglass, leading workshops at the Portland Contact Improv Jam, and further research and development of migrations.
Ms. Nugent has also served as a board member of Center Stage Theater in Santa Barbara, on a special advisory board for the Durfee Foundation's ARC grant, and currently serves as Vice President and Treasurer of Iridian Arts Inc.
MAPPING THE AETHER
Stephanie Nugent and collaborating performer Suzanne Lappas, will present
an evening of new and experimental dance, with choreography by Selene Carter, Keith Johnson, and Nugent/ Lappas. Presented by Scott Stullen, Currator of Audience Experience and Performance at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, performances will take place in the IMA's beautiful 500 seat proscenium theater.
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Stay Tuned for ticket information, as well as opportunities to take part in open rehearsals, workshops, and conversation with the artists!
Photo Above: Nugent and Lappas in Katherinette by Selene Carter, photographed by Jeremy Hogan
IU Summer Course
"Classical/Contemporary Approaches to Advanced Dance Practices"
May 11 - June 18, 2015
Sharing the course with IU colleague Roberta Wong (May11-28),
Stephanie will teach June 1-18.
Stay Tuned for opportunities to participate in small group intensive study with Stephanie in Indianapolis!
A dance theater adaptation of
"rasgos asiaticos" by playwright Virginia Grise
Jan 16-17, IU Bloomington
-created for the Freshmen Dance Majors at IU-Bloomington
Portland Regional Contact Improv Jam!
workshops with Stephanie Nugent and Shel Wagner Rasch
presented in Doug Varone and Dancers' CHIN Project
teaching team member
Indy Convergence 2014!
Developmental Residency and workshop-presentation
Grove Haus Indianapolis
New York City
NYU Venue: TBA
Ririe Woodbury Dance Company
Still No Words