Performing Artist & Choreographer

Stephanie Liapis’ professional career in the performing arts spans over twenty years. Her performance experience includes work with revered 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, Long Island University-Brooklyn (Assistant Professor), Texas Women's University, the University of Washington, Cornish College of the Arts, Barnard College, Hunter College and SUNY Purchase College, Mimar Sinan Fine Art University (Turkey), Espacio LEM (Argentina), The American School (Switzerland), and the professional studios of Dance New Amsterdam, Mark Morris Dance Center, Gina Gibney Dance, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Dance Fremont and Velocity Dance Center. Stephanie continues to teach for and restage the works of Doug Varone.


Liapis’ choreographic research focuses on creating and presenting original, collaborative works often weaving in elements of digital sound and video to create a complete visual and sonic experience on stage . Her most recent collaboration involved bringing contemporary dance to the concert stage with the Harry Partch Institute at the University of Washington. Her work has been presented in New York City, Brooklyn, Seattle, Phoenix, Switzerland, Singapore, Denton, White Plains and Detroit.


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. Stephanie is currently an Assistant Professor of Dance at Swarthmore College.


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