Originally from Baltimore, MD, Stephanie grew up studying the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) Ballet syllabus, in which she completed her Grade 1- Intermediate Foundation examinations, as well as the ISTD Modern syllabus. She attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) where she continued her dance training. Here she studied various modern dance techniques (Limón, Taylor, Graham, Horton) and choreography, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Media Communication Studies. After graduating, Stephanie moved to New York City to teach and study contemporary dance performance. In the summer of 2019, Stephanie worked alongside her mentor, Shelly Hutchinson, as assistant choreographer on the production of BLACKHOLE WEDDING as a part of New York Musical Festival (NYMF).