Stephanie Deere has been a professional dance performer, choreographer, and educator for over ten years. With a B.A. in dance from the University of California, Irvine, and extensive experience working in Los Angeles and New York City, Stephanie has in-depth knowledge of many dance forms: including jazz, musical theater, hip hop, contemporary and more.
Stephanie has been showing her own work in NYC for over six years in venues such as Green Space, the Gelsey Kirkland Theater, Triskelion, and more. She has directed her own dance company, MachineHDance, now entering it's seventh season through a variety of festivals, evening length works, and outreach programs here in NYC and Panama. Producing has become one of Stephanie's strong suits and in addition to her own company productions, she produces festivals which provide performance opportunities to an array of dance artists living and working in NYC.
Stephanie recently obtained her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education which supports the many educational programs she directs and teaches for. She is the director of the Early Childhood Program and Dance Team as well as Staff Manager at Breaking Ground Dance Center in Westchester, NY. She is also the Dance Enrichment Program director at Dance Matters NYC in addition to teaching a variety of classes in their home base studio. Stephanie is extremely fortunate to live a life in which her love of art and education are so seamlessly blended.
A graduate of the University of California, Stephanie has over a decade of experience teaching dance to a wide range of student dancers. From toddlers to experienced professionals, Stephanie has worked in a variety of areas of dance including contemporary, modern, jazz, ballet, tap, and hip hop.
With choreography as her true passion, Deere Choreo allows Stephanie to share dance with others by providing easy access to top-notch dance choreography and instruction.
Stephanie Deere is extremely talented and perceptive, but above all, a blast to work with! She has a great ability to adapt choreography to suit numerous skill levels while staying true to her choreographic vision and the vision of the client! She'll definitely have you working hard, but laughing and enjoying yourself the whole time!
- Allison Schieler, Contortionist/Dancer/Aerial Artist