Stefanie is from San Francisco and took her first dance class at the age of 3 becoming involved competitively, winning national championships, titles and various scholarships. At 12 years old she realized her main love was in the style of ballet and from there began intensive technical training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Lines Ballet School, Berkeley Ballet Theater and Oakland Ballet School under the direction of Ron Guidi. The following summer an audition afforded her a spot to attend a prestigious youth performance workshop in NYC and she had the privilege to perform Off-Broadway.
At 16 she created an outreach program which brought formal ballet classes to the underserved community of inner city Oakland, CA.
Always inspired to increase her scope of the arts she received a Bachelors Degree in Art History from the University of Southern California and performed with the university’s ballet company.
She moved to New York City to broaden her dance education with an emphasis to teach. She is super thrilled to teach ballet at Inner Grace and keep things exciting and fun!