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Scotty Hardwig

Scotty Hardwig, AssociateProfessor

Scotty Hardwig, Assistant Professor
Scotty Hardwig, Associate Professor

School of Performing Arts
251-A Henderson Hall
195 Alumni Mall  (0141)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5335 |

Scotty Hardwig is a movement artist, performer, and teacher originally from southwest Virginia. His research practice stems from the confluence of sensory media and the moving body, creating movement-based artwork through live performance, installation/site-specific, and cinematic frames. As a freelance performer and company member of AXIS Dance Company, he has had the honor of working with internationally recognized choreographers like Marc Brew, Stephen Koester, Johannes Wieland, Joe Goode, Amy Seiwart, Eric Handman, Yannis Adoniou, Satu Hummasti, Stephan Koplowitz, Damien Muñoz, and Virginia Garcia. As a choreographer, his processes are collaborative, experimental, and queer, investigating the existential in-between spaces of meaning and metaphor inherent to the human body in motion. He has created works for companies like the National Ballet of Ecuador (EC), LEVYdance (San Francisco, CA), La Revuelta Laboratorio Escénico (MX), the Dance Company of Middlebury (Vermont), and his own collaborative teams. Recent projects, supported by the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) include Body, Full of Time (2019) and Time Garden (2019-2020), which investigate the chimeric relationship between digital and physical versions of self. Using motion capture technologies, immersive sound, and virtual reality experiences, these research works exist at the intersection of humanity and the digital.

In addition to being a choreographer and performer, he is also an award-winning videodance artist and director, with his dance for camera works frequently screened internationally in North America, Europe, and Asia. As a teacher, he frequently holds open workshops in performance, movement and media across the United States and internationally. He received his MFA in Dance from the University of Utah, and has served on the faculty at the University of Utah and Middlebury College, and is currently an Assistant Professor in Movement, Performance and Integrated Media at Virginia Tech, where he is experimenting and creating choreographic and cinematic works at the intersection of technology and the body.

  • Movement and Performance
  • Contemporary and Modern Dance Technique
  • Choreography and Movement Composition
  • Performance & Integrated Media
  • Dance for Camera & Experimental Dance-Cinema
  • Movement Fundamentals
  • Anatomy, Kinesiology & Somatic Practices
  • Performance Improvisation &Contact Improvisation
  • 21st Century Performance Aesthetics
  • Dance History & Movement Philosophy
  • Site-Specific & Immersive Performance
  • Creative Research Design, Collaborative & Experimental Artistic Processes
  • Projection Design & Digital Media for Live Performance
  • MFA, University of Utah - School of Dance
  • BA, University of Virginia

Contemporary Dance Techniques & Choreography
Performance & Integrated Media
Dance for Camera
Anatomy, Kinesiology & Somatic Practices
Dance History & Movement Philosophy

DANC 3024: Intermediate/Advanced Dance Techniques
DANC 2014: Introduction to Dance History
DANC 2024: Introduction to Dance Techniques
DANC 2004: Anatomy for Performers