Global leaps: Plano dancer performs with internationally acclaimed dance company
See Stephanie Troyak, of Plano, dancing by herself on stage or with an ensemble, and it’s easy to forget she’s only 21.
“Stephanie is unique because of her maturity for her age as an artist,” said Kathy Walker, dance department chair at Booker who also mentored Troyak. “She brought a different perspective of creativity that comes from a higher level of maturity.”
“Stephanie was one of our top dancers and choreographers,” said the school’s artistic director, Aurelia Weiss, who also taught Troyak modern dance.
Weiss added that Troyak ranked nationally with the Young Artist Foundation and was a finalist for her adjunction for choreography.
“There’s no other better example for a teacher to know that one of her students has reached her dream,” Weiss said.