ABOUT

Scott Stafford enjoys life as a performer, teaching artist, and dancing person – currently sweating, loving, and creating in Minneapolis, MN.

As a performer, he’s had the pleasure of touring nationally as a company member with Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater for four seasons. He is a founding member of the performance collective, //CATHEDRAL\\, and works as a contract movement director, performer, and dance maker. He has performed work by Kristy Faulkner, Vanessa Voskuil, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Karen Sherman, Dolo McComb, and Sherrie Barr, among others. His choreographic efforts have been presented at The Walker Art Center, The Southern Theater, Bryant Lake Bowl Theater, The Red Eye Theater, and Fresh Oysters Performance Research.

Since 2013, Scott has worked as a teaching artist around The United States. Through Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, The Cowles Center for Dance, and independent efforts, his outreach has spanned dance technique and repertory, story telling through movement with senior populations, caring for the caregiver workshops with doctors, nurses, and hospice staff, and k-12 residencies focused on developing skills in artistic agency and voice. Additional populations have included juvenile rehabilitation facilities, homeless shelters, veteran communities, and dance departments at St. Olaf College, Michigan State University, Weber State University, Virginia Tech University, Shenandoah University, St. Paul Conservatory For Performing Artists, The University of Minnesota and Mankato State University. 

In addition to performance work, Scott also competes in the national and international ballroom scene in the category of New Way Vogue, as Edward 007. 

He is currently a teaching artist in Minneapolis / St. Paul k-12 public schools through the Cowles Center For Dance, where he leads workshops in expression through movement and introduction to dance fundamentals, and faculty at St. Paul Conservatory For Performing Artists, where he teaches Voguing.  He is preparing his next performance installation, BUBBLEGUM, for a July 2020 debut at The Walker Art Center, and will be performing in Felix Gonzalez-Torres "Paradox of Stillness" exhibit April - July at The Walker Art Center.

Scott was born in Windsor, Ontario and grew up in St. Clair Shores, Michigan - earning his BA from Michigan State University in Communication Studies and Dance. He views expression as vital to every individual – accessible to every body, and necessary to every lifestyle. Whether prancing to disco or moving qi to the sound score of 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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