ABOUT

Scott Stafford is a dancer, teaching artist, and movement director. He believes that expression is vital - accessible to every body, and necessary to every lifestyle. 

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, Park Square Theater, The University Of Minnesota, 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 residencies in k-12 focused on artistic agency through dance. Scott will be setting "Honey", which premiered at The Walker Art Center in July, 2021, on the dance department at South High School in Minneapolis, MN, in November, 2021.

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.  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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