Originally from San Diego, CA, Stephanie grew up at Danceology Performing Arts Campus under the direction of Nicole Lucia. She was trained intensively in Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Tap, Musical Theater, Hip Hop and Contemporary. She has participated in many conventions from 2001 to 2012 included NYCDA, LADF, PULSE, ACDFA and HHI (Hip Hop International). She was a part of Unity Dance Ensemble in San Diego and Los Angeles, CA under the direction of Tessandra Chavez, who has choreographed for So You Think You Can Dance, Abby Lee’s Ultimate Dance Competition and is now an a Emmy Award Winner for Choreography on “Dancing with the Stars.”
Stephanie has attended a Hip Hop style, Locking Camp taught by “Original Generation” lockers in 2012 and 2013. Her college dance education has a range from Cornish College of the Arts, Orange Coast College and a BFA in modern dance from Utah Valley University; Taking that education she has taught in studios and schools in Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary and Modern techniques from 2007 to present day. Stephanie was a part of two local dance companies’ in Salt Lake City, Utah, UDO (Utah – Urban Dance Organization) and United We Dance (Underground crew). She has choreographed and taught for her high school dance team to middle schools and choreographed pieces in colleges for student dance concerts and outside benefit concerts. She has experienced many different areas of the west coast dance world and has learned a great deal about performing, choreographing and teaching.
And now, she has started her own contemporary- modern dance company in 2014, Dore Dance Company, originally based in San Francisco, CA; which provides dance education and performance workshops for children as well as young professionals in the bay area. She now resides in Seattle, WA where she debuted her first contemporary work in the Seattle area with Evoke Productions – Full Tilt Choreographer Festival 2017 in April.