about the artist

Scotty Hardwig is a dance and digital media artist, choreographer, improviser and teacher originally from southwest Virginia. His research practice stems from the confluence of digital technology, cyberculture and the moving body.

He has served as a faculty member at the University of Utah and Middlebury College, where he has taught a variety of courses in contemporary technique, improvisation and contact improvisation, anatomy and kinesiology, dance media, as well as site-specific dance and composition. He received his MFA in Dance from the University of Utah where he received the Scott Marsh Mentorship and Teaching Award, and was most recently an artist-in-residence at Middlebury College (2014), a resident emerging artist at Bates Dance Festival (2015), and the artistic director of the Dance Company of Middlebury (2016-17). He is also a certified Gyrotonic© Trainer, and a freelance artist creating works for screen and stage across the U.S. and abroad.

Scotty is currently an Assistant Professor in Movement, Performance and Integrated Media at Virginia Tech, where he is creating and producing work at the intersection of technology and the body.

photo by Chelsea Rowe, edited for unibody by Scotty Hardwig

photo by Chelsea Rowe, edited for unibody by Scotty Hardwig