Eva Stone has been a dance maker for more than 30 years. She received a BFA in Performance and Choreography from Arizona State University, and after moving to the UK to complete a Master of Arts degree in Choreography and Choreological Studies from Trinity Laban, 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. She is currently on faculty at Spectrum Dance Theater and Pacific Northwest Ballet School, where she initiated the New Voices choreography course for young women at PNBS. Eva has most recently been appointed Program Coordinator for Next Step.
Eva’s work has been commissioned by On the Boards, Spectrum Dance Theater, Seattle International Dance Festival, and by dance companies across the U.S. Eva was commissioned by PNB and Seattle Art Museum to create a work with Au Collective 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 more than 25 award-winning musical theater productions.
Eva is also the founder, producer and curator of CHOP SHOP: Bodies of Work, a contemporary dance festival held annually in Bellevue. chopshopdance.org.