Stephanie has been training and performing for over 21 years in all disciplines of dance; both competitively and professionally. She has competed in Canada and the United States winning numerous awards and top scores for her dancing and choreography. Stephanie graduated from the Commercial Dance Program as Dance Captain at George Brown College in 2006 and since has performed with the Honeykats, Chrys Stylz Entertainment, Diana Viselli and many others in Toronto for various corporate and fundraising events including Canada Day Celebrations (Harbourfront Centre), Royal Canadian Yacht Club, fFida Dance Festival, PRIDE, Women in Dance and opened many Dance Ontario weekends. Stephanie has also danced the seas with Celebrity Cruise Lines as one of their Advanced Production Dancers where she previously trained in Nashville, Tennessee with Gary Musik Productions. She has visited L.A., San Francisco, Mexico, Panama, Hawaii, Alaska and British Columbia with her International Cast. Upon returning to Canada, she has worked with artists on stage and in music videos such as Addictiv (Just Breathe), Wyclef Jean, Praz, USS and Bonnie M.
Stephanie began Step ‘N Sound Entertainment (Step ‘N Sound Dance; 2013) in 2011 when she began acting and casting talent for Adman Productions in Parry Sound. She casted many roles, and performed herself, in various movies with Bruce Greenwood, Calum Blue and Parker Posey.
Stephanie has been taking her experience from abroad and bringing it to over 50 studios & schools including George Brown College, Dance Kraze Productions, Parry Sound Dance Academy, Woodbridge School of Dance, Melissa Kelly Dance Academy, Jaana’s Dance Academy, Stage Stars and many others around Ontario where she teaches and choreographs in Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Acro, Breakdance, Ballet and Musical Theatre. As a Regional Manager for U GOT DANCE (U Got Inc.), Stephanie has visited hundreds of schools and taught workshops for children and teachers in the GTA and Parry Sound/Muskoka Area. Alongside teaching and performing, Stephanie visits various schools and academies as an examiner for in-house jazz, tap and ballet exams. Having completed her Jazz & Tap Exams with the CDTA (Canadian Dance Teachers Association), she feels it is important for students to learn the basics and groundwork of dance technique.
Stephanie has continued to take home choreography and high score awards at every dance competition her students attend. The judges are always intrigued by her originality and creativity. “Dance has always been my life; through thick and thin. It taught me how to be passionate about the things I love and how to work towards the things I wanted. Dancing and teaching are my passions and I am very excited to return to Iroquois Falls where I began. I am so thrilled to be starting this exciting adventure and I cannot wait to bring new ideas to my studio and break new horizons both on stage and off.”
Stephanie is overwhelmed with excitement each year with her studio and looks forward to continuing to share her passion for dance and performing with her students for many more years to come!