Zoe Scofield


Zoe Scofield studied ballet and modern as a scholarship student at Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts in Boston. She has danced with Prometheus Dance and Bill James among other choreographers in Toronto, Boston and Seattle. In 2005 Scofield began her collaboration with video/visual artist Juniper Shuey with I am nothing without you for On the Boards NWNW Festival. Their collaboration continued with there aint no easy way out, The devil you know is better then the devil you don't, sin, Old girl and A Crack in Everything. In 2007 they formed zoe | juniper, creating dance, video installations and photography works. Their work has been commissioned by and presented at On the Boards, Jacobs Pillow, Bumbershoot, SCUBA 2007, Bates Dance Festival, PICA’s TBA Festival, Wesleyan University, Spectrum Dance Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, ICA Museum/CRASHArts, Frye Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center, Trafo, Body Festival, Abrons Art Center, Frye Arts Museum, Southern Lights Dance and The Myrna Loy Center, respectively. z|j has received funding from NEFA’s National Dance Project Production Grant (the devil you know 2008 and A Crack in Everything 2010), National Performance Network Creation and Residency Grants, Mid-Atlantic Arts and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. Scofield was awarded the Mariam MaClone Emerging Choreographer Award from Wesleyan University, Artist Trust’s GAP Grant and Artist Fellowship Award, Seattle Magazines Spotlight Award, The Strangers Genius Award short list and won an Alpert Award Residency (2010). Scofield was awarded residencies at Bates Dance Festival, Trafo and Florian Theater (Budapest), Body Festival and Arts Center (New Zealand), Open Flight Studio (Seattle), MacDowell Colony and Jacob’s Pillow in 2010 for choreographic development and collaborative research. Scofield and Shuey will be the MAD AIR artist in residence for 2010/2011. Scofield and Shuey's video and photography work has been shown at the Howard House, SOFA Gallery, Soil Gallery and Tacoma Art Museum Biannual and in their self published book, White Teeth.