Born in Houston, Texas, Stephanie trained pre-professionally at the Houston Ballet Academy and had the opportunity to perform with Houston Ballet and Houston Ballet II. She spent summers training on merit scholarships with Boston Ballet, Houston Ballet, and Joffrey Ballet School (New York City). Stephanie also attended the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program, along with Boston Ballet’s Choreographic Intensive where she worked with Helen Pickett, Thaddeus Davis, and Tanya Wideman-Davis. Stephanie has performed works by choreographers including Stanton Welch, Ben Stevenson, George Balanchine, Gerald Arpino, Marius Petipa, August Bournonville, Tyler Walters, Julie Janus Walters, and Julianna Rubio Slager.
From 2016 to 2019, Stephanie performed with Chicago-based Ballet 5:8, touring across the United States performing soloist and principal roles in the company’s original repertoire.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University where she pursued interdisciplinary studies in dance, business, and design, graduating cum laude with distinction in dance.
Stephanie joined SDT as an Artist in September 2019.