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On April 19, 2016

Stephanie Guiland

Stephanie Guiland

Stephanie’s pre-professional training began with The Joffrey Ballet School in NYC, Laguardia HS of the Performing Arts, Madame Gabriela Taub- Darvash, The Dance Theater of Harlem, and with Frank Hatchett. She has done commercial work performing with various music groups in the 90s, danced for Donald Byrd/ The Group from 1992 to 2002 and in 1993, performed in the debut concert of Complexions. She served as Mr. Byrd’s assistant on numerous projects such as the restaging of various pieces for The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, but most recently was apart of the creation of the ballet “Greenwood” for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s 2019 City Center season. She was the Dance Captain for the Original Broadway Cast of Oprah Winfrey’s The Color Purple where she also served as a swing ensemble member. In 2008 she joined the Broadway Company of Disney’s The Lion King. Stephanie works annually with Spectrum Dance Theater in Seattle, WA where she teaches workshops for Mr. Byrd every summer. She is more than honored to have been a part of the revisitation of Mr. Byrd’s seasonal favorite, The Harlem Nutcracker which she restaged in the Summer of 2019. She has served as Adjunct Professor in Dance at Long Island University- Brooklyn campus (LIU) from 2011- to present. She is the Artistic Director for the Young Performers Company at WRArts located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has her Bachelors in Art through SUNY Empire State College and plans to pursue her Masters in dance next. As a certified personal trainer since 2003, Stephanie created her own fitness company named Kick My Assets where she privately coaches dancers and non dancers alike. As a recurring instructor for the Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Summer Intensive as well as the Bounce Intensive in NYC, she enjoys working with young pre professional dancers in ballet, modern and contemporary work.

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