STUART SHUGG graduated in 2008 from the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia. In Australia he has worked extensively with Russell Dumas' Dance Exchange and Linda Sastradipradja. He has also appeared in the works of Lucy Guerin, Philip Adams, and Antony Hamilton.
In New York City, Stuart has worked with Jon Kinzel, Jodi Melnick, and Rebecca Brooks and was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2011 to 2016.
He has presented his own choreographic work in NYC at the Centre for Performance Research, Roulette, Gibney Dance Centre, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, Cathy Weis' Sundays on Broadway, and Danspace's Draftwork series. Internationally, he has presented work in Montevideo, Uruguay at Teatro Solis, and in Melbourne, at The SUBSTATION and Monash University's Museum of Modern Art. He was an artist in residence in NYC at Chez Bushwick, and in Montevideo at Casarrodante.
Stuart recently graduated from Bennington College as an MFA in Dance Teaching Fellow, and currently teaches dance technique classes at Sarah Lawrence College and Rutgers University. In 2018 he choreographed a new work on students from the Victorian College of the Arts for their graduating season.
He continues to teach Trisha Brown's repertory in workshops and classes internationally. Recently, he worked with the Lyon Opera Ballet to re-mount Brown's Newark (1987) and Foray ForÍt (1990).
"The New Guy at the Barre"
Witchel, Alex. The New York Times. Jan 24, 2013