Stephanie Parker, instructor at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, joins the Academy of Dance resident teaching staff!
Stephanie was born and raised in Newport News, VA. From the age of 4, she loved everything theatrical! She started dancing at the Academy of Dance and competed with the Showbiz Kids from the age of 7 until the end of high school, winning numerous regional and national awards. Stephanie has training in Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Musical Theater.
After graduating in 2012, Stephanie moved to New York City to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) and The New School to get her BFA in Musical Theater with a Minor in Psychology. After receiving her degree, she had the pleasure of performing across the country in numerous productions and projects. Some of her favorites include: Newsies (Spot Conlon/Hannah/Newsie/Katherine u/s), Songs for a New World (Woman 1), Jesus Christ Superstar (Mary Magdalene), Applause (Ensemble, Dance Captain), and Jekyll and Hyde. She appeared on NBC's Red Nose Day as a featured tap dancer which helped to fight against child poverty around the world. She has worked in Busch Gardens’ Christmas shows as a singer and dancer and has also workshopped developing theatrical productions for RWS and their Great America theme parks.
For the past 6 years, Stephanie has been a Dance Faculty member at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, teaching aspiring actors of all different training backgrounds the love of dance! She teaches Tap, Musical Theater, Jazz, and Ballet, and also choreographs for their graduation showcases and Dance Workshop select program. Stephanie has also had the pleasure of choreographing for many other projects while in NYC including: The Braggart of Bourbon Street (Fringe Festival) and The Sunday Series (Abington Theater).
Stephanie is excited for the opportunity to teach where her love for dance began! Thanks to Linda, Jim, Tiffany, and the rest of the amazing staff at the Academy for their support and love!