Eva Stone received a BFA in Performance and Choreography from Arizona State University. After completing a Master of Arts degree in Choreography and Choreological Studies from the Laban Centre in London, England, she formed The Stone Dance Collective. Eva relocated to Seattle in 1995, re-established her company, and began an extensive teaching and lecturing career throughout the Puget Sound and the US. She is currently on faculty at Spectrum Dance Theater and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, where she initiated New Voices: Choreography and Process for Young Women in Dance. This nationally recognized program is specifically designed to educate and mentor young women into becoming the next generation of female dance makers. Eva also serves as PNB’s Next Step Program Coordinator.
In November of 2019 Eva created F O I L, a mainstage work commissioned by PNB that premiered in Locally Sourced and received outstanding critical acclaim. Excerpts of F O I L were also presented as part of PNB’s Rep 1 of the 20/21 Digital Season and as part of the Ballet Sun Valley Dance Festival. Eva’s work has also been commissioned by On the Boards, Spectrum Dance Theater, Seattle International Dance Festival, and by dance companies across the US. Eva was commissioned by Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Art Museum to create work for Sculptured Dance, a site-specific dance event at Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park. Her work has premiered in New York, London, Geneva, Montreal, and St. Petersburg, Russia. Her other projects include assisting Donald Byrd for the Seattle Opera production of Aida, serving as ballet mistress for Twyla Tharp’s Sweet Fields for the PNBS Professional Division, and choreographing over 25 award-winning musical theatre productions. Evastonedance.com
Eva is also the founder, producer, and curator of CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, an annual contemporary dance festival that is now celebrating its 14th year and features local, national, and international dance artists. Visit chopshopdance.org for more information.