CountyPrince George's County
MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2017
Stephen Clapp, M.F.A. is a choreographer, composer, perfonner, arts educator, writer and cultural activist. He is Co-Artistic Director of Dance Box Theater (with Laura Schandelmeier) and serves as the Executive Director for Dance Metro DC. Clapp and Schandelmeier have co-created and performed in eight original full-evening dance theater works, toured regionally and internationally, and received
commissions from the Creative Communities Fund of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Perfonning Arts. Clapp is a dedicated advocate for dance. Through his work with Dance Metro DC, he develops and implements programs that aim to help artist and professionals in dance to strengthen existing networks and build partnerships that contribute to a diverse and prolific cultural landscape. He is a certified Arts Integration Specialist and facilitates movement-based cultural equity trainings and educational workshops for young people and adults. Clapp has received multiple awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Prince George's Cotrnty Arts and Humanities Council for Individual Artisty. He has performed and toured with the ClancyWorks Dance Company, CatScratch Theater, Kinding Sindaw and was a founding member of the Boston-based ensemble, The Other Theatre. For more information, please visit danceboxtheater.org and dancemetrodc.org.