Stephen Shropshire (Miami, 1972) is a choreographer, curator and dance researcher. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City, holds a MA from the University of Maastricht, and is currently a doctoral candidate at PhDArts, Leiden University and the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK).
His work has been performed by companies and in festivals all around the world including o.a. the Hong Kong Ballet, São Paulo Dance Company, New Zealand Dance Company, Danish Dance Theater, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, National Dance Company Wales, Holland Dance Festival, Schrit_tmacher Festival Just Dance!, Julidans, Colours International Dance Festival, Nederlandse Dansdagen, Stiftsmusik Stuttgart and the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
Shropshire has received numerous awards and honors for his choreography including o.a. a special honor prize in 2017 from the Dansersfonds ’79 for the ‘consistent aesthetic harmony’ of his work, and a VSCD ‘Zwan’ in 2018 for We Are Nowhere Else But Here as the most outstanding dance performance of the Dutch theater season. In 2020 Shropshire was the recipient of a ‘Fast Forward’ international production and research grant from the Dutch Performing Arts Fund.
In 2016, The Shropshire Foundation was established to facilitate the ongoing development and presentation of new choreographic work. The foundation supports the creation of dance performances, collaborations with artists and/or organizations within dance or dance related fields, and the continued research within, and/or in relation to, the fields of dance and choreography.