Steph Paul is a Haitian-American award-winning Choreographer and Director who cultivates brave spaces for the excavation and celebration of the stories that move through us. A maker of percussive, full-bodied, social justice driven work, she is passionate about art as a means to build community and amplify unheard voices.

Steph is a Resident Director of Albany Park Theater Project, a nationally renowned theater company that creates original plays inspired by people's real-life stories. She is an Artistic Associate of Chicago Dance Crash, the premier fusion-style contemporary dance company in the Midwest and the Founding Artistic Director of Be the Groove, Chicago’s own rhythm, dance and drum ensemble.

Theatre credits include Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Shakespeare Theatre Company,  Studio Theatre, City Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, Albany Park Theater Project, Third Rail Projects and National Theatre of Scotland.

She has set choreography, taught and presented work at multiple venues, universities and dance programs including Royal Opera House Muscat, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, Jay Pritzker Pavilion - Millennium Park, Columbia College Chicago, Ohio Northern University, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, Beloit College, Northwestern University, Evanston Dance Ensemble and Chicago National Association of Dance Masters.

Steph is a Helen Hayes award-winner, Joseph Jefferson Award and St. Louis Theater Circle Award nominee, and an inaugural 3Arts Make-A-Wave Grantee. 

She is a proud member of SDC.

Steph is also 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.