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Stuart Singer '03

Photo of Stuart Singer, Class of '03.

Stuart Singer attended PVPA from 2000-2003, where he was an active member of the Catalyst Dance Company under the direction of Jodi Falk, Jen Polins, and Mollye Maxner. After graduating from PVPA, he went on to study at the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase College. At 19, he joined the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, with whom he created new work and toured domestically and internationally between 2004-2008.

Between 2008-2017, Stuart worked as a freelance performer and teacher in New York City, dancing with choreographers Wally Cardona, John Jasperse, Beth Gill, Pam Tanowitz, Gwen Welliver, Joanna Kotze and Netta Yerushalmy, among others. He is the recipient of a 2014 New York Dance and Performance "Bessie" Award for Outstanding Performer, and has been featured in Dance Magazine as a 2015 "25 to Watch" as well as in a March 2016 cover story about freelance performers.

Between 2011-2015, Stuart performed in the world tour revivals of Lucinda Childs' seminal work, Dance, and the Robert Wilson/Phillip Glass opera Einstein on the Beach.

Stuart has taught dance on faculty at Princeton University, Bard College, Bennington College, SUNY-Purchase, the Ailey School, the American Dance Festival, and Movement Research in NYC. In 2016, Stuart initiated a career transition towards clinical psychology, a transition deeply influenced by his experiences as an artist. Stuart is now a first year doctoral student in clinical psychology at Rutgers University's Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, where his interests include psychoanalysis, trauma, and working with LGBTQIA individuals and communities.