Scott Putman (Choreographer/Educator/Healer) is an Associate Professor in dance and choreography at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He is the founder and Artistic Director of the project based dance company Amaranth Arts as well as the creator of the Elemental Body Alignment System© (EBAS). EBAS has over 70 certified teachers worldwide sharing the work in the USA, Australia, Canada, Italy and Romania. In the fall of 2013 Mr. Putman was honored by the U.S. State Department and Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing allowing travel to China where he taught masterclasses in EBAS and Contemporary Modern Technique at Beijing Normal University, Daqing University as well as for the Beijing’s premier modern company, LDTX. Scott continues to receive numerous accolades and awards for his work including the distinguished Theresa Pollack Excellence in the Arts Award for his work with his company Amaranth Arts and the National Choreography Plan Award for exceptional choreography from RDA, Pacific. Most recently Scott has collaborated with Dr. Keith Bell to create “Conscious Happy Hour” which gathers folks together to explore themes of wellness and well-being through conscious movement and creativity. He has danced for Mordine and Company Dance Theatre, Demetrius Klein Dance Company, Minnesota Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Chicago, Donald McKayle, David Alan, Douglas Becker, and Geri Houlihan. Scott received his B.A. from Columbia College, Chicago, and M.F.A. from the University of California at Irvine, where he was a Chancellors Fellow and William Gillespie Scholar.