Stephen Shropshire is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City and holds an MA in arts and heritage from the University of Maastricht. As a choreographer he has created works for o.a. Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Norrdans, The National Dance Company of Wales, Ballet Augsburg, The Holland Dance Festival, Dansgroep Krisztina de Chatel, and the Iceland Dance Company.
In 2003, his work The Piper’s Progress was awarded the Grand Prize and the Public’s Prize at the 8th international choreographic competition Tendances in Luxembourg. His work sugarwater was named one of the top ten dance triumphs of 2008 by the London Telegraph. From 2009 to 2012, Shropshire was artistic director of Noord Nederlandse Dans in Groningen, the Netherlands.