Stephanie is a Resident Director with Albany Park Theater Project, where she has been a director, choreographer, and composer on God’s Work, I Will Kiss These Walls, Home/Land, and Feast. Additional theater credits include composition and music direction for The Royale (American Theater Company – Jeff Award Nomination), movement consultation for Water by the Spoonful (Court Theatre), movement direction for 6 Stories Tall (Adventure Stage Chicago) and movement direction for Lookingglass Theatre’s LAB program. Stephanie is a Founder, Artistic Director and ensemble member of Be the Groove, a Chicago-based rhythmic performance ensemble. Her work with Be the Groove has been seen at numerous venues, including Chicago’s Harris Theater, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Ravinia and most notably the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman. Stephanie’s performances have been described by the Chicago Tribune as “beguiling and passionate,” and the Chicago Sun-Times noted her work as “brilliantly percussive.” Stephanie is an Artistic Associate with Chicago Dance Crash and is on staff at Dance Center Evanston. She has taught at her alma mater, Northwestern University, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters and Ivivva’s Inaugural Dreams Dance Convention. Stephanie’s choreography has been set on numerous universities and companies including Ohio Northern University, Northwestern University, Chicago Dance Crash, and the Evanston Dance Ensemble. She has been featured on WTTW’s My Chicago and is committed to the exploration of music and movement as integral components of storytelling.