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Stephanie Liapis (MFA) is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Swarthmore College. Her professional career as a performing artist and dance maker spans twenty years and includes work with Doug Varone and Dancers, Nicholas Leichter Dance, Susan Marshall & Company and many others. Stephanie creates interdisciplinary work, designs costumes and restages the works of Doug Varone. She has taught extensively across the country and abroad including positions at Hunter College, SUNY Purchase, Barnard College, the University of Washington, Texas Women’s University, Cornish College of the Arts and Long Island University in Brooklyn where she served as an Assistant Professor. Stephanie is in the midst of a new creative project which examines and redefines gender power dynamics in existing iconic works.

Creative Research

Presenting new work-in-progress April 2020

photo: Sasha Fornari

Guest Artist Residency

Restaging Much Further Out  by Stephanie Liapis for James Madison University

photo: Joseph Lambert


Pilates mat/somatic practice for Doug Varone and Dancers Summer Intensive

June 15-19 & August 3-7, 2020


"Effort reduction in articulation in sign languages and dance"

with Donna Jo Napoli

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restaged Doug Varone's Mass on Swarthmore College students

fall 2019

photo: Sasha Fornari


"Embodied Writing Practices Utilizing Inclusive Language Stratagies"

presenting research in dance writing

with Jennifer Salk

October 2019

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