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 will have a major project to announce soon, which will include performances with Suzanne Lappas at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in January 2016
Stay tuned for details!
Photo Above: Nugent and Lappas in Katherinette by Selene Carter, photographed by Jeremy Hogan
IU Summer Course "Classical and Contemporary Approaches to Advanced Dance Practices"
May 11 - June 18, 2015
Sharing the course with IU colleague Roberta Wong (May11-28), Nugent will teach June 1-18.
More details soon!
will be part of Breaking Ground Dance and Film Festival
Tempe Center for the Arts
will be present on Wild Space Dance Company's Reckless Wonders
Apr. 30 - May 2
A dance theater adaptation of
"rasgos asiaticos" by playwright Virginia Grise
Jan 16-17, IU Bloomington
-created for the Freshmen Dance Majors at IU-Bloomington
Portland Regional Contact Improv Jam!
workshops with Stephanie Nugent and Shel Wagner Rasch
presented in Doug Varone and Dancers' CHIN Project
teaching team member
Indy Convergence 2014!
Developmental Residency and workshop-presentation
Grove Haus Indianapolis
New York City
NYU Venue: TBA
Ririe Woodbury Dance Company
Still No Words