ABOUT ME

Stephanie currently works as a performer for Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, and is an actress, choreographer and gaga teacher. She is a Dance Magazine "25 To Watch" for 2019 and nominated for prestigious German Theather Prize "Der Faust" For Best Dancer/Actress.

Stephanie Troyak

Born in Ontario, Canada Stephanie began dancing at 3 years old. She began training in Toronto, before moving to Dallas, Texas where she graduated from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She later graduated with a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she studied dance, acting, and also received a minor in Business Studies. While in New York, she worked and created with Gallim Dance under the direction of Andrea Miller.

She joined the Batsheva Dance Company Ensemble in August 2015, performing work by Ohad Naharin, Sharon Eyal, and Danielle Agami. From there, she focused her attention on acting, appearing in Netflix Original TV series "Greenhouse Academy." She has been training with acclaimed acting studio Margie Haber Studios.

 

Since January 2017, Stephanie is a permanent member of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch as an actress and dancer, whom she performs and tours worldwide, including works by Pina Bausch and a new creation by Alan Lucien Øyen. In her first season, she played the role of Anna II in “The Seven Deadly Sins,” working directly with original dancer Josephine Ann Endicott. She was nominated for the prestigious German Theater prize “Der Faust” 2018 for the category “Best Dancer/Actress” for her performance in this role.

She has recently been picked for Dance Magazine's coveted         "25 to Watch" list for 2019. 

Stephanie continues to create her own work. She was selected as a 2012 YoungArts Finalist in Choreography, which later won her the title of U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts semi-finalist. In 2014, she was selected for the Young Choreographer’s Festival in NY, and created a solo work for the Batsheva Ensemble Dancers Create. Most recently, she was commissioned to make a new work for Wanderlust Dance Project which premiered at the Marshall Family Performing Arts Center in TX in August 2018. 

Stephanie is a certified gaga teacher, and creates and teaches regularly for companies, studios, intensives, and universities across the globe.

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