Scott Stafford is a dancer, teaching artist, and choreographer. He believes that expression is vital, and accessible to every individual.

His artistic efforts have been recognized by The Foundation for Contemporary Arts, The Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota Regional Arts Council, and Springboard For the Arts. He is the recipient of a 2023 Jerome Hill Artist Alternate Fellowship.

His most recent evening length work, "Honey", an evening-length dance landscape inspired by the bodies, movement, and music of club spaces, premiered in July, 2021 at The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, and was shown again at The Red Eye Theater in Minneapolis, MN, in July 2022. "Scott Stafford's choreography shone with sweeping and luminous flow and pristine technique." - Sheila Reagan, Star Tribune.

He has toured as a performer and teacher around the United States, with education residencies spanning university dance departments, k-12, contemporary art museums, arts organizations, and partnerships with regional state parks. In addition to creating performance work, Scott competes in the ballroom scene in thecategories of hand performance, runway, and New Way Vogue as Edward.007.

Scott became a certified qigong instructor under Master Birgit Kraus, and continued his studies in Daoist Flow under Mimi Kuo Deemer, Jean Hall, and James Rafael in London.

Born in Windsor, Ontario and grew up in St. Clair Shores, Michigan - Scott earned his BA from Michigan State University in Communication Studies and Dance.  Whether dancing to a pop song or moving qi on an exhalation, he views every movement as an opportunity to research the dynamic relationship between our physical, emotional, and energetic bodies.

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