Eric Stucky, originally from Portland, OR started training at the age of ten doing dance competitions and by joining a dance team. It wasn’t until high school that he made the choice to train at BodyVox Dance Center in their Junior Artist Generator training program. He had the opportunity to perform with BodyVox’s Main Company in their show The Spin as well as several public performances of Psycho Killer. Stucky continued his dance studies in college and graduated Spring 2020 from Marymount Manhattan College receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with a concentration in Teaching Arts and a minor in Arts Management with a focus in Marketing.
At Marymount, he had the privilege of working with several choreographers including; David Parker, Randy James, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish and Megan Williams. Stucky also choreographed eight choreographic works during his four years at college.
Stucky spent various summers and winters doing workshops with Rioult Dance Company NYC and Batsheva Dance Company in Israel. He spent the summer of 2017 doing outreach in Nicaragua, teaching dance to underprivileged communities and performing for two weeks. Stucky spent spring 2019 training in Israel at Dance Jerusalem for six months while attending Rothberg International School at Hebrew University delving into the Hebrew language and Holocaust History. During his time in Israel, he performed works by Noa Zuk and Roni Chadash at The Suzanne Dellal Center and worked with Batsheva Dance Company dancers in Gaga technique, Methodics, and Repertoire as well as repertory workshops with Vertigo Dance Company.
Stucky’s choreography has been performed in Oregon, Washington, New York, Israel, and Nicaragua. His short film, which he choreographed and co-produced 401 Blood on Pointe, has won a total of eight short film/ choreography recognitions. He loves teaching anything from creative movement to improvisation and compositional classes as well as classical modern dance. Stucky currently teaches dance to three- twelve-year-olds through BOLD Arts encouraging open-minded learning through dance and creative movement. Stucky completed 90 hours of training and is a certified May O’Donnell technique instructor. Other credits include movement director/ choreographer for Claire George's music video Northern Lights, performer for Twyla Tharp's 100's piece reimagined in Central Park, and dancer for Asian Cultural Council's 60th Anniversary Gala. He currently calls New York City home and is a former company dancer for Jennifer Muller/ The Works in which he performed with the company for two seasons. He currently teaches dance for BOLD Arts, works part-time at The Joyce Theater in the front-of-house department, and is excited to be joining Brooklyn Ballet’s Elevate Program.
Marymount Manhattan College Faculty:
Department Chair: Katie Langan
Lisa Atles, Sheila Barker, Damien Bassman, Catherine Cabeen, Tymberly Canale, Elena Comendador, Geoffrey Doig-Marx, Anthony Ferro, Karen Gayle, Jens Giersdorf, Lynn Glauber, Peter Kyle, Lone Larsen, Nancy Lushington, Elisabeth Motley, Francoise Pender, Elizabeth Roxas-Dobrish, Justin Sherwood, Alberto Del Saz, Andy Warshaw
Batsheva Dance Company, Vertigo Dance Company
Alexander Alexandrov, Melanie Berson, Paul Bloom, Roni Chadash, Moran Dekel, Aya Israeli, Mate Moray, Neta Pulvermacher, Noa Zuk