Stephanie Skura (USA/Seattle) ‘major American experimentalist‘, has researched, performed & taught movement & performance for three decades, with deep respect for individual diversity & subconscious realms. Creator and director of Open Source Forms, a practice and teacher training program focusing on deep commonalities of Skinner Releasing and creative process. Her New York City-based touring company performed worldwide for 15 years; she was on Graduate Faculty at the University of Washington School of Drama Professional Actors Training Program, and Core Faculty of the Skinner Releasing Institute, working closely with SRT creator Joan Skinner; holds a BFA & MFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts; received seven Choreography Fellowships and five Dance Company Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, one of the first “Bessie Awards” for Choreography, and numerous government, foundation and corporate grants, as well as commissions from several dance companies.
"Stephanie has been one of the most important influences in my dance career. She has amazing improvisation, performance and composition skills, which she shared with me throughout several years, permitting me to engage into what has become my ongoing process. She's one of the most important elements of what has taken me into the process I have been involved in through the last two decades." Benoit Lachambre, Choreographer, Teacher, former Skura company member, Montreal