STUART SHUGG completed a Bachelor of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia in 2008, and recieved an MFA in Dance and Choreography as a Teaching Fellow from Bennington College, Vermont in 2018. 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, Rebecca Brooks and Jo McKendry.
Stuart joined the Trisha Brown Dance Company in 2011 and is currently both a dancer and rehearsal assistant. He has taught Brown's repertoire in workshops and masterclasses internationally and most recently helped restage "Solo Olos" on Kyle Abraham's Abraham.In.Motion and "Newark" on The Lyon Opera Ballet.
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 (in collaboration with Anna Kroll). Internationally, he has presented work in Montevideo, Uruguay at Teatro Solis, and in Melbourne, Australia 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.
He is currently a guest teacher at Sarah Lawrence College where he teaches dance technique classes.
"The New Guy at the Barre"
Witchel, Alex. The New York Times. Jan 24, 2013