Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) is an internationally recognized performance company, founded in 1979 by Stuart Pimsler, and co-directed with Suzanne Costello since 1984. The company has been presented throughout the US and internationally in Canada, Europe, Israel, Taiwan, Russia, Bermuda, China, and Mexico. SPDT’s community inclusive work, which engages a diverse array of populations – students, caregivers, audiences, and community members – has been lauded as a “National Model” by The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and its Arts & Healthcare work has been recognized for “Best Practices” by the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 2021, the company published a book titled The Choreography of Care. This new book chronicles how the work of Artistic Co-Directors Suzanne Costello and Stuart Pimsler continues to respond to the needs of caregivers in professional settings and in homes. Through these pages, artists of all disciplines will learn about touchstone issues and techniques for collaborating with the healthcare community.
Please explore the site to learn more about SPDT’s repertory, Arts & Education work, and Arts in Health inititatives.