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
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. As a free lance artist and as Artistic Director of Nugent Dance (2001-2013), 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).

Ms. Nugent has also had the pleasure of touring as a performer with artist/mentors including
Keith Johnson/Dancers, Victoria Marks, Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, 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 communities, 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 Moving Company, and teaching contemporary dance technique and composition at Motus Dance Theater. In Spring 2014 she served as a Visiting Artist at Ohio State University, teaching composition and contemporary dance technique and this fall she will join the faculty of Ball State University to teach Dance History and Appreciation.

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 Highlights

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JULY 20:
Grove Haus Indianapolis

Impact Conference
New York City
NYU Venue: TBA

Mascher Space

Stay tuned for more info!

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Stephanie is delighted to perform with Suzanne Lappas in a new work
by Selene Carter!

Performances will be presented by Doug Varone and Dancers at
92nd St. Y
Sept. 13-14, 2014

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Sept. 26 - Oct. 1

The Christine Center
W8303 Mann Rd
Willard, Wisconsin

Stephanie is thrilled to be a part of this year's fantastic teaching team!
more info

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