Scott Parker has studied, competed, and performed the martial art of Wu Shu since the age of nine. By age fourteen he won his first national all around championship in the men’s division, making him the youngest ever to do so. This would later lead to him being inducted into the Inside Kung Fu Hall of Fame. He has competed internationally in the World Wu Shu Championships held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as a member of the United States team.
A great emphasis on performance quality has enabled Scott to incorporate the beautiful artistic movement of Wu Shu into many creative avenues. He has had the opportunity to collaborate and learn from a number of amazing individuals from theatre, dance and film.
Scott has had the pleasure of bringing Wu Shu to a variety of venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Guggenheim Museum, Henry St. Settlement, and the Apollo Theatre. Scott has also toured the country bringing his passion for martial arts to each of the 36 cities he and his cast mates visited as well as performed in two separate productions at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Next Wave Festival. He also has created stunt and fight scene choreography with Comedy Central Network and Film. Currently, Scott is incorporating his nearly 30 years of experience into instructing his own fitness class, Wu Shu Fitness Dynamic, a program centered on Wu Shu that can be enjoyed by well-seasoned martial artists, dancers, athletes and absolute beginners.
The Princeton Atelier was endowed in 2009 through the generosity of a donor who has chosen to remain anonymous. The Atelier is additionally supported through The Newhouse Foundation, The Erik C. Blachford '89 Fund, The Schare-Pfaffenroth Endowment Fund, The Jordan Roth '97 Performance Fund and The Peter T. Joseph Foundation.