Stephanie is a native Calgarian, parent of twins, jazz enthusiast and a life-long dancer who is passionate about positive youth development and developing physical literacy.
Stephanie grew up dancing in studio, training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Modern. In university, shortly after quitting regular dance classes she quickly and literally found connection in the Swing Dance club. This kicked off another lifelong love of partnered dancing, Lindy hop, Charleston, blues and jazz music from the 1920s to 40s
Over the past decade she travelled to a number of Swing dance weekends across Canada, US and Japan, taking in a variety of workshops and exchanges. The most memorable being a trip to New Orleans during the French Quarter festival with extraordinary jazz music, dancing and adventures at every turn.
Over the years she also taught swing dance lessons, led a vintage jazz performance troupe, and danced with the Tri-Tone Rhythm Tap adult ensemble.
In 2014 Stephanie took her first DANCEPL3Y class with its creator Melanie and was instantly hooked on its philosophy of Be positive, Be yourself and most importantly Be Fun in your own Bubble of Awesome. DANCEPL3Y creates a fun, engaging and accessible setting for anyone participating whether they have danced for 20 seconds 20 years. She became a certified instructor in the Adult, Teen and kids programs and well as in DANCEPL3Y Education.
Stephanie is a dedicated professional in the recreation industry passionate about healthy child development. She was a volunteer of the Physical Literacy and You (PLAY) Calgary committee, the High Five Task Force of Alberta and Past-Chairperson for the Youth Development through Recreation Symposium planning committee. She has a passion for inspiring people to move through dance and aspires to spread this passion in her role as a DANCEPl3Y instructor.