Montréal based George Stamos has been active in the professional contemporary dance world as a choreographer, dancer, and teacher since the mid-1990s. Originally from Nova Scotia Canada, George received his BFA (Dance) from The Amsterdam University of the Arts in 1993 and spent his formative years in the queer performance art and contemporary dance milieus of Toronto, London, Amsterdam and New York. More recently, in 2018 he completed the graduate diploma program at the Department of Communication Studies of Concordia University.
In both 2009 and 2017, George was invited to be a resident artist at the Baryshnikov Arts Centre in New York, and from 2012 to 2015 at Agora de la Danse in Montréal. George also received the much sought-after Northrop McKnight Fellowship for International Choreographers Award in 2014.
George’s choreography has received critical acclaim, including his most recent piece One Kind Favor that premiered in February 2020 at Montréal Arts Interculturel. As a dancer, he has worked with many pioneering Choreographers, most notably Benoit Lachambre, Sara Shelton Mann, and Zab Maboungou, and regularly performs in his own work.
Since 2016 George has also produced/directed several short videos and is currently in the production phase of a video project titled SNAP that will feature Vogue and Waacking icon Archie Burnett (AKA Grandfather of the House of Ninja).