Born in Tübingen, Germany, Fiona Scruggs is a dancer, choreographer, researcher, educator, and writer. Fiona’s choreography has been presented at the 5×5 Dance Festival, The Foundry, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Berkshire Theatre Group, Chesterwood, Berkshire Busk, Choreography on the Edge, Salzburg International Ballet Academy Gala (Austria), Hudson Valley Academy of Performing Arts, and Radford University. She is an American Ballet Theatre Certified Teacher for Pre-Primary through Level 5 and was a Teaching Artist Fellow through the Massachusetts Cultural Council Creative Youth Development program. Fiona is a teaching artist at Berkshire Pulse and the Director of Communications & Marketing at Bard College at Simon’s Rock. She is the founder and choreographer of Qualia Dance Collective, a dance company based in the Massachusetts’ Berkshires. Fiona is the former School Programs Coordinator at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, where she researched, wrote, and curated an archival collection about The School at Jacob’s Pillow’s 90-year history and legacy. Fiona received a bachelor’s degree in dance education, summa cum laude, from Radford University, where she received several fellowships and grants to conduct research and choreography in France and the U.S. on the life, career, and legacy of Josephine Baker, which she has presented at numerous regional conferences.