Steph Paul (or Stephanie, as her mom prefers), creates to amplify the visual, sonic and storytelling power of all bodies and all people. She is a Choreographer, Director, Performer and Educator. She is passionate about her work, her community and using art as a means of claiming power.  

Steph is a Resident Director of Albany Park Theater Project, a nationally renowned youth theater company that creates original plays based off of people's real life stories. APTP credits include OfrendaLearning Curve (created in collaboration with Third Rail Projects), Feast and Home/Land. Steph is also the Creator and Lead Director of Albany Park Theater Project's Creator's Collective, a program that provides APTP's youth the resources and guidance to create works that stem from their own personal interests and passions. 

Theatre credits include Shakespeare Theatre Company, Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Studio Theatre, City Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Court Theatre, Chicago Children's Theatre, Adventure Stage Chicago and Northwestern University.



Steph is a Co-Founder of Be the Groove, Chicago's high energy rhythm, percussion and dance ensemble and an Artistic Associate with Chicago Dance Crash, the premier fusion-style contemporary dance company in the Midwest.

She has set choreography and taught at multiple universities, conventions and dance programs including Columbia College Chicago, Ohio Northern University, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Northwestern University , Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Dance Center Evanston and Lake Forest Dance Academy.

Steph is a lover of tennis, açaí bowls and improbable comebacks. She appreciates that you found your way to her internet home.


Photography courtesy of Joe Mazza - Brave Lux.