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 NYC, Stuart has worked with Jon Kinzel and Jodi Melnick, and was a member of the Trisha Brown Dance Company from 2011 to 2016. Whilst dancing for the Trisha Brown Dance Company he produced a film of Trisha Brown's work Astral Convertible that was shot from within Robert Rauschenberg's set design and screened at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. He also collaborated with company archivist Cori Olinghouse to produce a film titled Gestures from the Archive presented at Chaillot Theatre in Paris, France.
He has presented his own choreographic work in NYC at the Centre for Performance Research, Gibney Dance Centre, Brooklyn Studios for Dance, in Uruguay at Teatro Solis, and in Melbourne, Australia at The SUBSTATION and Monash University's Museum of Modern Art.
In 2017 he worked with dancers from De l'Air dans l'Art on a Set and Reset/Reset project in Paris, France; an educational project designed to create a new dance based off of the 1983 original Set and Reset by Trisha Brown. Recently he choreographed a work with the Victorian College of the Arts students in Melbourne, Australia.
He continues to teach workshops, classes and Trisha Brown repertory internationally and is currently an MFA in Dance Teaching Fellow at Bennington College, USA.
"The New Guy at the Barre"
Witchel, Alex. The New York Times. Jan 24, 2013