Stephanie Simpson - Adjunct Dance - Modern
Stephanie Simpson is a contemporary and musical theatre choreographer and performing artist. She received her Masters of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and Choreography at Smith College in Northampton, MA where she was also a teaching fellow at the college and guest artist at Mount Holyoke College. Previously, Stephanie lived in Los Angeles where she was a member of two modern dance companies, Intersection Dance Project and Louise Reichlin & Dancers. Along with touring throughout Southern CA, she led many workshops and was commissioned to choreograph an original piece for IDP. In addition, Stephanie performed with a variety of theatres and was a back-up dancer for several up and coming pop artists. She has choreographed over 20 musicals on both the east and west coasts. In 2009, she won an NAACP Award for Best Choreography for “Ragtime: The Musical.” Last summer, she was a scholarship student at Jacob’s Pillow’s Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance program directed by Chet Walker and co-choreographed the new, original musical, “Dreams in Variation,” which premiered in Los Angeles. Currently, Stephanie is directing and choreographing in the Connecticut area and is a co-founder of Reject Dance Theatre.