Tis Spring - photo Derrick Bruce
Slippery - photo Scott Groller
Yes is Not Passive - photo Natalie Fong
Would I Then Be - photos Scott Groller
contemporary techinque - photo Christie Nelson Sala
Passions - photo Scott Groller
Untitled Interior - photo Derrick Bruce
Tis Spring2 - photo Derrick Bruce
Shel and Steph - photo Christie Nelsen Sala
Mourning Paper Morning Prayer
Teaching - photo Robert Salas
Frame Reframe - photo Derrick Bruce
In the Shadow of the Red Brick - photo Rob Kunkle
Empty is a Hard Place - photo Natalie Fong
Frame Reframe - photo Steve Schreiber
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Stephanie Nugent is a choreographer, performer, and educator of dance/theater and improvisation. Her creative work is rooted in collaborations with artists and scholars addressing social issues surrounding empathy and nonviolence. She has presented work at REDCAT Theater and Highways Performance Space (Los Angeles), Dance New Amsterdam (New York City), Theater Aicoli (Padova, Italy), the Walker Fine Arts Center (Minneapolis), Sushi Visual and Performance Art (San Diego), and Capitol Theater (Salt Lake City).

In addition to her role as Artistic Director of
Nugent Dance, Nugent has performed with renowned artists including Keith Johnson/Dancers, Victoria Marks, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company (Doug Varone, Laura Dean, Phyllis Lamhut, Shapiro and Smith, Doug Nielsen), Della Davidson, and Malashock Dance and Company.

Since moving to Indianapolis in July 2013, she has become active in the mid-west contemporary dance and improvisation community, serving as Adjunct Professor of Dance at
IU Bloomington, performing, teaching and dancing with G.L.A.C.I.E.R, choreographing for the IUPUI Dance Company MOCO, teaching contemporary dance technique at Motus Dance Theater and joining them for performances at TEDX Indy and Chemical Peel. In Spring of 2014 she will also serve as a Visiting Artist at Ohio State University.

Nugent has previously 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. In California she co-hosted a weekly contact improvisation jam at ARC Pasadena with Shel Wagner Rasch and Jill Cooper and taught master classes/workshops through festivals, schools, and studios.

She 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.

Upcoming Teaching/Events

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with teachers
Andrew Brightman & Gregory Burdulis

Sunday, March 30th
10am - 2pm

Grove Haus
1001 Hosbrook St
Indianapolis, IN



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March 28th at 7:30pm

Grove Haus
1001 Hosbrook St
Indianapolis, IN

$10 at the door

Current Project

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A dance theater adaptation of
"rasgos asiaticos" by playwright Virginia Grise

Nugent, Grise, scenic designer Peiyi Wong, and cast will be in residence at
Indy Convergence 2014!

Recent Projects