About Eric Stucky
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.
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 a total of 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 summer 2017 in an outreach program with Juntos Collective in Nicaragua, teaching dance to underprivileged communities and performing for two weeks. Stucky spent spring 2019 training in Israel at Dance Jerusalem for 6 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. He loves teaching anything from creative movement, to improvisation and compositional classes as well as classical modern dance. Stucky completed 90 hours of training and is a certified May O’Donnell technique instructor. Stucky recently was the movement director/ choreographer for Claire George's music video Northern Lights. He recently performed for Twyla Tharp's 100's piece reimagined in Central Park. He currently calls New York City home and is a company dancer for Jennifer Muller/ The Works. He teaches Jennifer's Polarity Technique on zoom and Instagram. He also works part time at The Joyce Theater front of house and is an administrative associate for Nude Barre.
Dance is a part of who I am as a person, not just something I do every day.It is a way for me to express myself without words, and I strive to grow and evolve artistically.The stage is a place for me to use movement to create beauty and tell a story. It is my responsibility as an artist to communicate through my art to tell a story and bring life to a character or scene for an audience.I want to inspire people by using unique, unusual and unexpected choreography that makes you think long after a performance has ended.There is nothing quite like the feeling of being on stage performing, using movement to capture an idea artistically; while challenging the audience to join you on a journey of discovery. My interest in choreography comes from my desire to look for ways to express my artistry and creativity. I think of it like trying to put the pieces of a puzzle together so they make an interesting picture. I feel lucky to have found what I love and am passionate about.
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, Sabatino Verlezza, 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
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