Steph Paul is an award-winning Choreographer and Director who celebrates the storytelling power of all bodies and all people. A maker of rhythmic, athletic and 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, and an Artistic Associate of Chicago Dance Crash, the premier fusion-style contemporary dance company in the Midwest. She is 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 and taught at multiple universities, conventions and dance programs including Columbia College Chicago, Ohio Northern University, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville, 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.

 
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