Stephanie trained with PDT Dance Arts from the age of two until graduating from Allen High School in Texas. Stephanie has performed in many professional settings including Dallas Summer Musicals and guest performances with 6 O’Clock Dance Theatre. Stephanie has attended many intensive programs including American Ballet Theater, Hubbard Street, San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Julliard, and Jacob’s Pillow.
She has received accolades from some of the nation’s most acclaimed dance masters, including Complexions director, Desmond Richardson, stating she was “Exquisite.” She is also a 2017 National YoungArts Foundation winner in Modern/Contemporary dance and a 2017 semi-finalist for U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts. Stephanie currently attends Purchase College’s Conservatory of Dance under the direction of Nelly van Bommel. She has been lucky enough to perform leading roles in many works, some of which include Norbert De La Cruz’s
original ballet Lunar, Bettijane Sills’s original ballet Songbook, and Jerome Robbin’s Watermill reimagined by Luca Veggetti. Stephanie has also studied abroad at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts in the contemporary department under the direction of Dam Van Huynh.
During her time at HKAPA she was given a performance and collaboration opportunity in a new work by Christina Mertzani. In more recent years, Stephanie has been given the opportunity to set
various original group works and solo repertoire on the students at PDT Dance Arts. Stephanie has a passion for teaching and mentoring the next generation of dancers and takes pride in preparing them for all of their individual endeavors.