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2015

Director of the Dance Division
Current from 2009
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

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August 10-14, 2015
Guest Teaching
Contact Philadanco
Philadelphia, PA

June 29- July 11 , 2015
Guest Teaching
Contact Henny Jurriens Foundation
Amsterdam, Holland

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2014

Director of the Dance Division
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

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November , 2014
Choreographing
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Choreographed On Your Toes

July , 2014
Guest Teaching
Contact Henny Jurriens Foundation
Amsterdam, Holland

April , 2014
Choreographing
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Choreographed Gestures

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2013

Director of the Dance Division
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

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November , 2013
Choreographing
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Choreographed Petruschka

July , 2013
Guest Teaching and Choreographing
Atlanta Ballet School Summer Program
Atlanta, GA
Choreographed Human Gesture Project

July , 2013
Guest Teaching
Henny Jurriens Foundation
Amsterdam, Holland

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2012

Director of the Dance Division
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

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November , 2012
Choreographing
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Choreographed At The Garden Wall

July , 2012
Guest Teaching
Henny Jurriens Foundation
Amsterdam, Holland

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2011

Director of the Dance Division
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

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December , 2011
Performing
The Hartt School,Community Division
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Drosselmeier in the Nutcracker

November , 2011
Choreographing
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Choreographed Savage Beauty

July , 2011
Guest Teaching
Contact Henny Jurriens Foundation
Amsterdam, Holland

July , 2011
Teaching and Choreographing
Atlanta Ballet School Summer Program
Atlanta, GA

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2010

Director of the Dance Division
Appointed
The Hartt School,
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

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December , 2010
Performing
The Hartt School,Community Division
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Drosselmeier in the Nutcracker

August 16-21 , 2010
Guest Teaching
Information: INTRODANS
Arnhem, Holland

July 26- August 7 , 2010
Guest Teaching
Contact Henny Jurriens Foundation
Amsterdam, Holland

July 12 - July 24 , 2010
Teaching and Choreographing
Atlanta Ballet School Summer Program
Atlanta, GA
Stephen set : Hexology(1997) on 13 dancers

June 26, Saturday, 2010 7PM
Workshop at K's Art Dance Studio
Chofu, JAPAN
Link: Losilika Go to Dance 2010.7.1 Thursday entry

From April through May, 2010
Staging
the Royal Danish Ballet , setting Jose Limon's "The Unsung"
Link: Limon News Letter

Februry 24, Wednesday, 2010 8PM
Performing
Sukeyasu Shiba's Gagaku Universe
The Freer Gallery in Washignton DC

Februry 20, Saturday, 2010 8PM
Performing
Sukeyasu Shiba's Gagaku Universe
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center, Goodman House
129 West 67th Street Music from Japan at Merkin Concert Hall
The New York Times Review

Stephen at Merkin Concert Hall
SPwGagaku
Photo by Hiroyuki Ito for THe New York Times, 2010.2.22

 


2009

Throughout
Director: ABT's Visions and Voices:Altria/ABT Women's Choreography Project at American Ballet Theater

Oct 1 , 2009
Interim Director
The Hartt School
University of Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut

August 17-29 , 2009
Guest Teaching
Information: INTRODANS
Arnhem, Holland

August 3-15 , 2009
Guest Teaching
Contact Henny Jurriens Foundation
Amsterdam, Holland

July 27 - July 31 , 2009
Guest Teaching
Philadanco
Philadelphia, PA

July 13 - July 25 , 2009
Teaching and Choreographing
Atlanta Ballet School Summer Program
Atlanta, GA
Choreographed:Encryptions

June 27- July 4 , 2009
Catalyst Summer Program for Gifted Youth
Williams Town, MA

February 1 & 2, Sunday and Monday, 2009---7:30pm
Panel Discussion
"VISIONS and VOICES: Altria/ABT Women's Choreography Project"

Contact Guggenheim Museum: Works & Process
New York, NY

***Link: Interview of Stephen and Elizabeth Mertz
***Link: CriticalDance
***Link: The New Yorker
***Link: Chicago Artists Resource


Stephen with dancers . . . Gemma,Elizabeth,Xiomara,Misty an Nicole . . .Wes Chapman and Stephen
wandp1wandp2 wandp3


Until the end of the year, Mentoring Director and Faculty Dance Division, The Jilliard School, NYC, NY

 


2008

Starting September 2008
Director
ABT's Visions and Voices:Altria/ABT Women's Choreography Project at American Ballet Theater
Contact ABT


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August 23-31, 2008
Guest Teaching
Contact Henny Jurriens Foundation
Amsterdam, Holland


August 10-23, 2008
Guest Teaching
Information: INTRODANS
Arnhem, Holland


July 20-August 8, 2008
Teaching and Choreographing
The Juilliard Summer Intensive
New York, NY


June-July, 2008
Guest Choreographing
M-Deux Ballet, Nagoya, Japan
Performance was on July 5
Choreographed: "Nameless Garden" and "Triptych"
Review: The Performing Arts Journal "ON STAGE" 2008/8/1


April 18, 2008
Guest Choreographing
The Jew Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble
Choreographed: "Triptych"


January 2-13, 2008
Guest Teaching and Choreographing
Mineapolis




2007

December 8 & 9, 2007
Performing
St. Johnsbury, VT

November 10, 2007
Choreographing
REVERB Dance Festival at the Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater
55th Street on 9th Avenue, New York
"EDGE" will be danced by dancers from New York City Ballet and the Juilliard

August 2007
Teacher's Workshop
Perry-Mansfield, Colorado

July 16-20, 2007
Guest Teaching
Philadanco, Philadelphia

July 8-14, 2007
Catalyst Summer Program for Gifted Youth
Williams Town, MA

July 1, 2007
CHoreographing
Nilas Martins Dance Company, Lake Placid, NY

June 11-16, 2007
Repertory Workshop
Peridance Studio, NYC

April 24-29, 2007
Master Classes
Pittsburg: South East Regeonal Ballet Association

January 11-14, 2007
Choreographing
"Messa Di Gloria
Puccini Project at DiCappo Opera Theater
76 Street on Lexington Avenue, NY



Throughout 2007-2009
Mentoring Director and Faculty Dance Division, The Jilliard School
NYC, NY



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