Stephen
Shropshire

Stephen Shropshire is a choreographer, curator, and independent dance researcher. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City and holds an MA in Arts and Heritage from the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.

Shropshire is actively engaged in the cultural discourse on dance through the continued exploration of work that challenges aesthetic, structural, and narrative assumptions and responds to the broader socio-political themes that are relevant to our time. His choreographies are distinguished by their compositional dexterity, musical sensibility, and athletic, virtuosic movement language.

Between 2009 to 2012, Shropshire was the artistic director of Noord Nederlandse Dans in the Netherlands. In 2016 his foundation was established to facilitate the ongoing development and presentation of new choreographic work. In 2017, Shropshire was awarded a special honour prize from the Dansersfonds ’79 for the "consistent aesthetic harmony in his work" and in 2018 his choreography We Are Nowhere Else But Here was nominated for the VSCD ‘Zwan’ for the most impressive dance performance of 2017.

(Photo by John McDermott; taken from Lumina)