Scotty Hardwig is a dancer, choreographer, educator, and digital media artist originally from the Appalachian mountains of southwest Virginia and currently based in Oakland, CA. As a performer, he has had the honor of working with internationally recognized choreographers like Stephen Koester, Johannes Wieland, Joe Goode, Eric Handman, Yannis Adoniou, Satu Hummasti, and Stephan Koplowitz. His own artistic practice melds an articulate, athletic movement vocabulary with a specialization in digital dance, photography, video, projection and sound design for live performance. As an educator he has served on the faculty of the University of Utah and Middlebury College, teaching improvisation, aesthetic theory and dance history, anatomy and kinesiology, dance media, as well as contemporary technique and composition. He received his MFA in Dance from the University of Utah, and was most recently a resident emerging artist at Bates Dance Festival (2015), as well as the artistic director of the Dance Company of Middlebury (2016-17). More info at

"I’m tremendously excited to join AXIS Dance Company, primarily because this company has brought such an incredible level of artistry and integrity to dance field for decades, and I’m honored to become a part of that work. I can’t think of a better place to dive into the dancing and the art-making, and to share this work of education and artistic engagement with audiences across the country and the world."