“There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique, and if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium.”

-Martha Graham

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Stephanie Klemons is an award-winning Broadway performer and Choreographer, most recently adding Direction to her resume. She’s a passionate educator and philanthropist who is most proud of the non-profit she founded some years ago, Katie’s Art Project. She grew up in Central New Jersey with her parents and her brother who’s now a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. When she was growing up, Stephanie studied at a number of dance studios from Gallery of Dance, to Colts Neck Dance & Theater School, and finally Center Stage Dance & Theater School where teachers Mickey Defranco and George Warren would change her life with their emphasis on work ethic and cathartic performance.

She wanted to be on Broadway since before she remembers having a reason, so she doesn’t try to superimpose one. She is grateful to be employed in the field she is most passionate about and hopes to continue to create opportunities for herself and others to effect change through art.

Stephanie lives on the beach with her wife Colleen and their two cats, Tank and Charlie.