Stacey Fox

Stacey Fox

Wizard in Residence

  • Journalism


Stacey Fox is an award-winning executive producer, master percussionist, composer, animator, filmmaker, astrophotographer and arts educator. She has collaborated as Senior Educational Design Technology Adviser and Lead Artist on projects for the Smithsonian Institution, as well as traveling as an artist ambassador representing the United States at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State through their Performing Arts initiative. Fox is a member of Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (ASIFA-Hollywood), The Recording Academy and American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).

She is currently Wizard in Residence and Wizard of Digital Programs for the School of Journalism at Michigan State University where she directs the Animation & Comics Storytelling in Media Minor, Storytelling Toolkits Channel, Motion Capture Research, Scoring for Moving Pictures and Music of the Earth's Biomes. She is affiliated faculty with the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.

Over her 30-year career in education, Fox has received research grants and awards for her work in Arts education; empowered LGBTQ+ artists; worked with indigenous peoples using technology to preserve cultural traditions and stories; and translated science to the public through the visual and performing arts. Her creative and educational projects have been funded by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), American Composers Forum, Arts International, Doris Duke Charitable Trust, Fulbright-Hays (3), Gates Foundation, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Kauffman Foundation, The Walt Disney Company, Knight Foundation, NYFA, NYSCA, National Endowment for the Arts-Challenge America (NEA), Kennedy Centers Partners in Education, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Institution Museum Library Science (2), Rockefeller Foundation, Target Foundation, Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Department of State.

Her works have been created for - and experienced - in numerous venues, including Belarus Philharmonic, National Museum of the American Indian, Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestras, Google Cultural Museum, Omaha Nation Pow Wow Celebration, Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, Sundance Channel, Second Life, Open Sim, St. Marks Church-NYC, Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum, American Dance Festival, Gifu Performing Arts Center-Japan, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Southwest Dance Festival, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Dance, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Tang Museum, Skopje Summer Festival – Macedonia, Olympolis Arts Media Festival Greece.

As a classically trained musician and long time practitioner of Qigong and Wudan Sword form, her live performances around the globe have been noted for being "fierce, intense, spiritual and powerful."  She also researches the impact indigenous rhythmic and vocal patterns/frequencies have on the creative and healing processes, as well as sound and its impact on the environment of Earth and outer space. 


Animation & Comics Storytelling In Media Minor
Storytelling Toolkits Channel
2D Animation
3D Animation
Stop Motion Animation
Scoring for Moving Pictures
Music of the Earth's Biomes
Motion Capture

Research and Teaching

Animation, Extended Realities, Motion Capture, Environmental Issues, Astrophotography, Sound Composition/Recording, Scoring for Moving Pictures, World Music and Dance, Documentary Film, Entrepreneurship, Immersive Storytelling