Stephen Shropshire is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City and holds an MA in arts and heritage from the University of Maastricht. 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. His creative work for SALLY includes a composition for the performance Bull’s Eye and Revolt.
Shropshire created works for o.a. Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Norrdans, The National Dance Company of Wales, Ballet Augsburg, The Holland Dance Festival, Dansgroep Krisztina de Chatel, and the Iceland Dance Company. In 2003, his work Piper’s Progress was awarded the Grand Prize and the Public’s Prize at the 8th international choreographic competition Tendances in Luxembourg. His work sugarwater was named one of the top ten dance triumphs of 2008 by the London Telegraph. From 2009 to 2012, Shropshire was artistic director of Noord Nederlandse Dans in Groningen, the Netherlands.
In 2016 the Shropshire Foundation was established to help facilitate the ongoing development and presentation of Shropshire’s 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.