Scott Putman

Department Chair

Associate Professor

Department of Dance + Choreography

Scott Putman is an associate professor of Dance + Choreography. Putman brings a unique perspective to the work he shares within the curriculum through his work as the creator of the Elemental Body Alignment System© (EBAS). This re-education and structural integration technique informs all of the technical information he presents, as well as a focused exploration throughout the freshmen year. Putman also shares the EBAS work nationally and internationally, as EBAS has over 35 certified teachers sharing the work in the US, Italy and Romania. In the fall of 2013, Putman was honored by the U.S. State Department and Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, traveling to China where he taught master classes in EBAS and Contemporary Modern Technique at Beijing Normal University, Daqing University as well as for Beijing’s premier contemporary modern company, LDTX. He has received awards for his work, including the distinguished Theresa Pollack Excellence in the Arts Award in Dance for his work with Amaranth, and the National Choreography Plan Award for exceptional choreography from RDA, Pacific. Putman received his MFA from the University of California at Irvine, where he was a Chancellors Fellow and William Gillespie Scholar., and his BA from Columbia College, Chicago.