Ms. Nugent 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. While living in California she also co-hosted a weekly contact improvisation jam at ARC Pasadena with Shel Wagner Rasch and Jill Cooper, facilitated HOURGLASS events with partner/composer Robin Cox, and taught master classes/workshops throughout the US, through Nugent Dance and as an Independent artist.
Since moving to Indianapolis in July 2013, Ms. Nugent has begun serving as Adjunct Professor of Dance at IU Bloomington and Ball State University, performing, teaching and dancing with G.L.A.C.I.E.R, Motus Dance Theater, and as facilitator of HOURGLASS. In 2014 she served as a Visiting Artist at Ohio State University, created a new work for The Ririe Woodbury Dance Company, presented her solo Slippery at Breaking Ground, in Tempe, AZ, performed CI scores in site-specific events Configure and Collision Theory (Chicago), and Art In Odd Places (Indianapolis), collaborated with Selene Carter and Suzanne Lappas on the development and performances of Carter's Katherinette, lead workshops at the Portland Contact Improv Jam, and continued development of Migrations, an immersive dance/theater adaptation of collaborator/playwright Virginia Grise's rasgos asiaticos.
Ms. Nugent was recently awarded a grant from the Indiana Arts Council with which she looks forward to presenting Nugent Dance's first production in Indianapolis. Mapping the Aether, a concert of duet dance/theater works with Nugent and Suzanne Lappas, will be presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art / The Toby Theater, January 22-23, 2016. In 2015-2016 she also looks forward to continued performances/productions of Katherinette, and Hourglass, further research and development of migrations.
Ms. Nugent has 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.
Nugent receives a 2015
Indianapolis Arts Council
Individual Artist Grant!
MAPPING THE AETHER
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Stephanie Nugent and collaborating performer Suzanne Lappas, will present
an evening of new and experimental dance, with choreography by Selene Carter, Keith Johnson, and Nugent/ Lappas. Presented by Scott Stullen, Currator of Audience Experience and Performance at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, performances will take place in the IMA's beautiful 500 seat proscenium theater.
Stay Tuned for ticket information, as well as opportunities to take part in open rehearsals, workshops, and conversation with the artists!
Photo Above: Nugent and Lappas in Katherinette by Selene Carter, photographed by Jeremy Hogan