Stephanie Alimena started dancing at the age of three, training in ballet, lyrical, jazz, modern, hip hop, and tap at the Dance Workshop in Monroe, CT until she was 18. When she started high school, Stephanie became involved in the world of competition dance team and she was named Captain of her team at Masuk High. She led her team to win their local conference championships in the hip hop division every year, as well as the first ever Connecticut State Dance Team Championships with a jazz routine she choreographed. Her team also competed in hip hop at the National Dance Team Championships in Orlando, FL several years in a row, scoring in the top 20 during her senior year.
Stephanie was featured in a televised "Opening Number" performance at Nationals one year, and she also performed in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2007 along with other dance team captains from across the country.
While attending Vassar College, Stephanie became the Artistic Director of her dance group, FlyPeople, and organized all their performances, trips, and community service activities. She also choreographed multiples pieces for their biannual shows on campus and performed with the group on stage in Walt Disney World in 2010.
Stephanie recently graduated with a BA in Psychology and a French minor from Vassar. For the past year she has been living and working in Paris, France as a high school English teacher. While she has thoroughly enjoyed her year in the land of cheese and baguettes, she is extremely excited to be returning to the States!