Choreographer Stephen Shropshire is interested in the transformation of technique, musicality, and craft, towards a meaningful reflection of the human experience. As a contemporary dance maker, he is dedicated to actively engaging in the cultural discourse on dance through the continued exploration of choreographic work that challenges aesthetic, structural, and narrative assumptions and responds to the broader socio-political themes that are relevant to our time.
  • Holds a BFA in dance from the Juilliard School and an MA in arts and heritage from the University of Maastricht.
  • In recent years has created works for a.o. the New Zealand Dance Company, the National Dance Company of Wales, Ballet Augsburg, and the Danish Dance Theater.
  • Artistic director of Noord Nederlandse Dans from 2009 to 2012
  • Works have been performed in The Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Canada, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sweden, Italy, Cyprus, France, Finland, Israel, Iceland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.