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Stacy Matthew Spence

Stacy Matthew Spence is a New York City based choreographer, dancer, and teacher. He was born in Lake Charles, LA. and received an M.F.A. from Tisch School of the Arts. Stacy’s choreography has been commissioned by The High Line, Vega as North Star (El Norte es Sur) 2019 with visual artist

Ronny Quevedo; The New School, This is how we got here 2017; Danspace Project, This home is us 2017, and Eden as we recall 2012; Tisch School of the Arts, among the scapes and fields 2009; Edge at London Contemporary Dance School, I just wanted to be close to you 2006; The University of New Mexico, Adjusted Space 2007; and the OtherShore Dance Company, small earthquakes along the way 2008. His work has been included in Ishmael Houston-Jones’s Platform 2012: Parallels for Danspace Project, and in co/motion directed by Margeret Peak as part of Jason Moran’s Whitney Biennial: Bleed. As well Stacy has performed with Joanna Kotze’s Big Beats 2021, at The Museum of Modern Art, NY in Deborah Hay’s Blues, as part of Ralph Lemon’s One Fine Day ; and in Polly Motley and Molly Davies’ Critical State at The Helen Day Arts Center, VT.

Stacy has received grants and residencies that include Movement Research Artist Parent Residency, Workspace Artist-in-Residence, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council NY; Manhattan Community Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NY; New York Live Arts Studio Series Residency; Artist Residency at Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers, France; Movement Research Artist-in-Residence.

Stacy danced with The Trisha Brown Dance Company from 1997-2006, and he continues to be involved with the company through teaching and the re-staging of Trisha's work. He has also taught nationally and internationally at institutions such as The New School, Barnard College, Tisch School of the Arts, Manhattan Marymount College, London Contemporary Dance School, Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, and Movement Research. Currently, Stacy is currently an instructor at The New School in New York City.

Image description: The photo is a portrait of myself taken by my husband Michael. We had just returned from a sailing tour from one of the westside piers in Manhattan. The time is at the end of the day as the sun is setting, the air was cool and crisp and I am wearing a brown jacket with a light grey scarf around my neck. There is a nice warm golden glow on my face, as I am looking at the sun is low in the sky over the water.

2008 Artist-in-Residence,

Parent Artist Resident,


Trisha Brown Dance Company Class Rotating Faculty,

Studies Project Participant,

[email protected] Artist

Past Classes & Events

Coming Together: Nurture, Nourish, Sustain

December 13, 2021

[In-person] Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Wed, Oct 13 – Oct 21, 2021

Trisha Brown Dance Company Class

Wed, Jan 16 – Jan 30, 2019

Movement Research at the Judson Church

October 17, 2016

Does the Dance Field Make Room for Parenting?

October 11, 2016