Stephanie is co-owner and CEO of Bastet Dance Fitness LLC. She is a NASM certified personal trainer, licensed Zumba and Strong by Zumba instructor and has been teaching numerous styles of dance and dance fitness classes professionally since 2013. In 2016 Stephanie founded the bellydance troupe Dancers of Bastet, and the chair troupe The Bastet Chair Teasers. Both dance troupes perform regularly at local events and shows under the direction of Stephanie.
“When I was little I wanted to grow up to be a ballerina. After over a decade of ballet classes, though, I realized that ballet wasn’t quite right for me. I encountered a number of physical limitations that left that dream just a dream. That reality, though, led me to exploring other forms of dance and very soon I discovered bellydance; I was in love! The movement, the music, and the community were all so inclusive and amazing I could not have dreamt of a better place to begin my adult growth in dance! After 10 years of dancing with a local troupe I started feeling like there was more out there to discover. It was then that I really began to get into the fitness aspect of dance. Over the next few years my passion for dance and fitness continued to grow and in 2013 I was offered a job as a dance instructor at the pole dance and fitness studio iCandy. I finally felt like I had found my home in the dance world! Being able to share my love for dance and help students progress and overcome challenges was the reward I had been missing all along. I grew as a dancer and an instructor turning my hobby into my career through additional certifications, fitness classes, and many performances. When iCandy announced they would be closing their doors in June of 2017 I was devastated; I had found what I wanted to do with my life and had become part of a dance family that I could not bear to lose. It was time to take the next big step and open my own studio! With the help and support of my business partner, friends, family and, of course, my dance family, we brought my vision to life! I am beyond excited to continue my dance and fitness journey as a studio owner inspiring and helping others on their own fitness journeys!”
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