Choreographic Studies / Contemporary
Stuart trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance (BA degree) and LondonSchool for Contemporary Dance, where he studied for his Masters degree. Stuarts self -development taring in has been varied being, part of the One Dance UK mentorship programme. In 2011, as well as being awarded the Lisa Ullmann fund to travel to New York to train with Susan Klein. In 2015 Stuart received support from Dancers’ Career Development to train as a Reiki Therapist, beginningStuart’s journey into mental and emotional health safety. The Dancers’ CareerDevelopment have since awarded Stuart further support (2020) for training as aHuman Givens psychotherapist, which Stuart uses as a framework and reference for his own artistic practices and teaching.
Stuarts teaching has spread across 22 years nationally and internationally in all areas of education and community as well as a vast amount of experience with, Centre for advanced training schemes all over the UK. Stuart was a full -time member of the teaching teams at Trinity Laban and Dance East. Stuart has also taught extensively across the UK as a guest teacher at Universities and Conservatoires such as The London School for contemporary dance, The northern school for contemporary dance and most recently Stuart collaborated with The Rambert school for Ballet and contemporary dance where he researched with 2nd year students throughout 2019 (Safe guarding the mental health of the artist in the creative process).
Overt he last 20 years Stuart performance career has been expensive nationally and internationally indoors and outdoors. Stuart has co-created seminal works, in leading UK companies, such as, Motion house dance theatre, Protein Dance,Barebones, Wired aerial theatre, Panta Rei dance theatre (Oslo, Norway).Stuarts career also includes collaborations with directors such as, Rui Horta,Ben Duke (Lost Dog), Antiona Grove, Pippa Duke, Helen Baggest (Gecko physical theatre) Helen Blackburn, Kenneth Tharp, Rhiannon Faith, Sharon Watson, Henri Ougike, Mike Ashcroft, Liam Steel and Kerry Nichols (mentoring programme 2018& coaching circle 2020).
As as olo artist, 2019 marked a profound year where after 3 years of support fromDance East and Arts Council England Stuart toured his first full length piece of work. ROCKBOTTOM touring nationally through out 2019.
2020has also seen continued support from The Place where Stuart’s research into further work has been accepted into their Choreo drome programme, are search residency for established artists to explore new artistic territory, with additional support from the Wellcome Trust.
Stuartis passionate about bringing his varied experiences to the studio in a driven and playful way.