Stephanie Liapis is a movement artist that is genuinely interested in discovering how things are made and how people interact with each other.
Professionally, her research has three main areas of engagement: creative work in performance, media, and choreography; the restaging of professional choreographic work; and original pedagogical inquiry. She creates environments for interaction that emerge from interdisciplinary, collaborative processes. Recently, these collaborations address the relationship between “audience” and “performer" and the elasticity of space between two people. Her latest screendance, I Am Still Waiting, created in collaboration with Leslie Kraus and Elena Hecht is currently screening in festivals around the world and she is in the midst of a new project which forces visibility of female presenting performers over 40. She also experiments with costume design, filmmaking and weaving.
Her performance experience includes work with New York City companies, Doug Varone & Dancers and Nicholas Leichter Dance, Susan Marshall & Company, Nancy Bannon, the MET Ballet, Netta Yerushalmy and Aquila Theater, and in Seattle, the Chamber Dance Company and Jennifer Salk, among others. She has taught extensively across the country and abroad including, Swarthmore College (Assistant Professor), Long Island University-Brooklyn (Assistant Professor), California State University Fullerton, Loyola Marymount University, the University of Washington, Hunter College and internationally at Mimar Sinan Fine Art University (Turkey), Espacio LEM (Argentina), The American School (Switzerland), and the professional studios of Mark Morris Dance Center, Gibney Dance, Pacific Northwest Ballet and Velocity Dance Center. Stephanie continues to teach for and restage the works of Doug Varone.
Stephanie received a B.F.A. from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and an M.F.A. from the University of Washington. Her thesis work at the UW focused on writing embodied dance criticism for undergraduate and graduate students.