Hey Everyone! Stephanie is so excited to be a Teaching Artist with EDGE of Orion. She was born and raised on the southside of Chicago and studied performing arts and some psychology at Columbia College. She has worked in The Chicagoland area as an actor for 16 years in Plays, student and independent films, Improv and extra work in television and movies.

Stephanie has always had an ambition to teach young people the art of theatre and acting, so when the opportunity came to join EGDE of Orion Youth Theatre she was overcome with joy! Stephanie has said that she wished that there was an EDGE when she was a young person searching for a way to express and show true creative power. She is honored to be a part of this journey with the kids and families of EDGE Youth theatre.

Stephanie’s favorite class she taught with EDGE so far is Poetry. She has always written poetry herself but to share that love with the students and see how creative they could be with their words was wonderful. The best thing about teaching is seeing each child grow into more confident, fearless humans and watching them become who they are meant to be with grace, dignity and honor. She can't wait to see you all in class!