Montréal based choreographer/dancer/director/teacher George Stamos has been active in the professional contemporary dance world 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, nightclub circuits and contemporary dance milieus of Toronto, London, Amsterdam, New York and Montréal. In 2018, George completed the graduate diploma program at the Department of Communication Studies of Concordia University.
In 2009 and 2017, he was a resident artist at the Baryshnikov Arts Centre in New York, and from 2012 to 2015 at Agora de la Danse in Montréal. In 2014, George received the much sought-after Northrop McKnight Fellowship for International Choreographers Award and has received critical acclaim across his career for his inventive creations. Regularly performing in his own work, George has also danced with many pioneering Choreographers, including Benoit Lachambre, Sara Shelton Mann, and Zab Maboungou.
In the 2021/2022 season, George premiered two performance projects; Recurrent Measures DELUXE (RMD) and Nightlight. Currently, he is in the final postproduction stages of two short video projects, Sister Nightlight featuring Louise Lecavalier and Stamos, and SNAP featuring Archie Burnette, Benoit Lachambre, Zab Maboungou, Carmen Romero and Stamos. George is also a published writer and artistic consultant.