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Research and Teaching Interests: Theatre, Dance

Office Hours: By appointment


  • BFA, The Hartt School, Musical Theatre
  • MFA, The University of Alabama , Theatre Management

Stephanie is originally from Connecticut, but has been living and teaching in Birmingham since 2012. She has been studying dance for almost 30 years, and her specialties include ballet, jazz, lyrical and musical theatre dance. After receiving her BFA in Musical Theatre, Stephanie went on to perform nationally across the USA, and joined the National and International Tours of Hairspray as a swing. While on tour, Stephanie was asked to become an Assistant Stage Manager, which sparked her interest in the business aspect of theatre. She left the tour to return to school, where she received her Masters in Theatre Management from The University of Alabama.

Stephanie moved to Birmingham in 2012 and began working with the Dance Foundation. While there, she has taught developmental dance, ballet, musical theatre and dance to those with special needs. She also began working at Samford University as a Musical Theatre dance and Theatre Appreciation professor. Stephanie joined the UAB family in 2016, when she worked on the production of Spring Awakening as their choreographer. Stephanie is honored to work with students in the “Intro to Dance” course at UAB to help share her love of dance with many.