Stephanie Paul (or StephPaul, as the Chicagoland arts community calls her), is a Choreographer, Director, Performer and Educator who creates for stage, street corners and stairwells. Equipped with a multi-disciplinary background in dance, body percussion and theater, Stephanie strives to create visceral experiences that affirm the visual, sonic and storytelling power of all bodies and all people. 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 Ofrenda, Learning 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 gives APTP's youth the resources and guidance to create works that stem from their own personal interests and passions.
Regional theater credits include The Wolves (Studio Theatre); The Royale (City Theatre); The Royale (Repertory Theatre of St. Louis - The St. Louis Theater Circle Awards Nomination, Outstanding Choreographer). Additional credits include Short Shakespeare! Romeo + Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare); Water by the Spoonful (Court Theatre); Last Stop on Market Street (Chicago Children's Theatre); In the Red and Brown Water (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 and conventions including Columbia College Chicago, Ohio Northern University, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Northwestern University and Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.
Steph is a 2017 3Arts Make a Wave grantee and appreciates that you found your way to her internet home.