Steven Butler is a multi-talented creative with an open mind, passion for storytelling, and aptitude for intersecting multiple art forms. He harbors the stage presence, confidence, and spatial awareness of a dancer; the storytelling ability of a seasoned writer and filmmaker; and the social responsibility of an informed artist. He began his creative career as a dancer and choreographer with credits including Transformers 2, The Latin Grammy’s, Weeds, Good Morning America and artists including Ludacris, Nick Carter, Aaron Carter, Paulina Rubio, Cheat Codes and Macy Gray. He received a Bachelor of Arts in film from ArtCenter College of Design, graduating with distinction. His directing credits include music videos for Precarious Records, Ultra Records, and Raid Records. He has also received recognition for his writing, directing, and producing from Slamdance, The Addy Awards, Zooppa, Standard Vision and the Academy of Television & Sciences Blue Ribbon Panel.
Complementing his choreography and film work, Steven serves as the Media Coordinator for Designmatters, the ArtCenter’s Social Innovation department. In addition to shaping the department narrative by managing its website, blogs, and social media channels, Steven also oversees the departmental archive of digital media. In this role, he builds relationships with media partners and professional organizations to expedite asset requests.
By intersecting his creative passions and vast practical experience in varying artistic fields, Steven aims to use art as a means of storytelling that both engages and inspires viewers and participants, while simultaneously shaping a progressive and culturally relevant narrative.