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Dance Box Theater



Biography

Dance Box Theater was founded by Co­Artistic Directors Laura Schandelmeier and Stephen Clapp who have been collaborating together since 2004, creating evening-length performance works and engaging communities throughout the east coast and abroad. Their work builds upon their creative and life partnership and their experiences as artists working towards social justice. Schandelmeier and Clapp  see creative collaboration as a critical source of understanding across cultural, economic, and civic boundaries. Schandelmeier is a Master Teaching Artist for the Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, and teaches at schools and universities throughout the region. Clapp teaches theater, creative movement, and leadership to youth throughout the D.C. area and is a Grants Manager for Dance Place. Each has received awards from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Prince George’s County Arts Council for their individual artistry. Schandelmeier and Clapp have presented works at Dance Place, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, ATLAS Performing Arts, and Joe's Movement Emporium in the D.C. area; Alternate ROOTS in Georgia; the GooseRoute Dance Festival in West Virginia; DanceNOW Festival and P.S. 122 in New York; North Carolina Museum of Art; and Dance Base in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dance Box Theater