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, and continued development of Migrations, an immersive dance/theater adaptation of collaborator/playwright Virginia Grise's rasgos asiaticos.
In 2015 she looks forward to continued performances/productions of Katherinette, and Hourglass, leading workshops at the Portland Contact Improv Jam, and further research and development of migrations.
Ms. Nugent 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.
Nugent launches . . .
THIRD WHEEL PROJECT!
Director/Performer Stephanie Nugent and Co-Director/Performer Suzanne Lappas launch THIRD WHEEL PROJECT, Indy's newest collaborative dance theater company, specializing in the creation and presentation of innovative, interdisciplinary performance by renown contemporary artists from across the globe.
THIRD WHEEL PROJECT will kick-off it's first season in January 2016, with concerts presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in their newly-renovated THE TOBY theater!
Check back soon for more info!
Photo Above: Nugent and Lappas in Katherinette by Selene Carter, photographed by Jeremy Hogan
Portland Regional Contact Improv Jam!
Feb. 14-17, 2015
Red Rose Ballroom 1829 NE Alberta St. Portland, OR 97211
Steph and Shel Wagner Rasch lead this year's workshops!
an evening of old and new dance theater directed by Stephanie Nugent
(more info soon!)
Ruth N. Halls Theater
Tempe Center for the Arts
Apr. 30 - May 2
Wild Space Dance Company's Reckless Wonders
Jan 16-17, IU Bloomington
-created for the Freshmen Dance Majors at IU-Bloomington
teaching team member
CHIN - presented by Doug Varone and Dancers
Indy Convergence 2014!
Developmental Residency and workshop-presentation
Grove Haus Indianapolis
New York City
NYU Venue: TBA
Ririe Woodbury Dance Company
Still No Words