New Jersey Stage

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Roxey Ballet adds Stuart Loungway to the artistic staff

(Lambertville, NJ) -- Stuart Lounway began his dance training with Tania Lichine and John Clifford before receiving a full scholarship to the prestigious School of American Ballet. As a member of San Francisco Ballet Company and Joffrey Ballet  and as a Principal Dancer with American Repertory Ballet, he performed in works by George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Mark Morris,  and many others. Mr. Loungway maintains an active schedule as a master teacher, choreographer, performer, and served on the dance faculty at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. Selected as Who's Hot, by National Dance Critics Association Chair Karyn Collins, Mr. Loungway's choreography, as expressed by Robert Johnson of Dance Europe, is "elegant and evocative" and "bodes well for the future of dance." His work and company have been featured in the national dance publication "Pointe Magazine".

His work has been featured at Ballet Builders/New Choreographers on Pointe. He is the recipient of the Individual Fellowship Recipient in Choreography, awarded by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in recognition of the high artistic merit of his work. Most recently he has served as an Artist-in-Residence at Rutgers University, Desales University, and recently finished work on a newly-commissioned work, for his company Terra Firma Dance located in New Brunswick NJ.  He is very pleased to join the staff of Roxey Ballet for the 2010/11 season of dance as a rehearsals assistant, coach and choreographer. A newly commissioned work will be premiered during Roxey Ballet's "Evening Of Romance and Dance" concert on February 5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,and 13, of 2011.

"I have know Stuart for over 20 years. He is a very talented artists and has much to offer the NJ Arts Ecosystem. I am honored to have him as a member of our team. The dancers will enjoy all he has to offer them artistically." said Mark Roxey founder and CEO of Lambertville based Roxey Ballet.