INDEPENDENT CHOREOGRAPHER / FOLKWANG TANZSTUDIO
Stephanie Miracle is an independent choreographer and teaching artist with one foot in Europe and the other in the USA. She holds an MFA from the University of Maryland and a BA in Dance from Belhaven University. She was a 2014/15 Fulbright Fellow researching the embodied practice of tanztheater in Germany. She became a certified teacher of Klein Technique™ in 2017 and has taught Klein Workshops Germany, Turkey, Ireland, Russia, NYC, and Los Angeles. As a performer she has worked with Deborah Hay, Shannon Gillen, David Dorfman, Susan Marshall, PWDT, Rodolpho Leoni, and Henrietta Horn. Her recent choreographic projects have been presented in UniTANZ (IT), Open Look Festival St. Petersburg, (RU); Performatica (MX), ES WIRD SOGAR SCHÖN (DE), SzoloDuo Festival (HU), Fiktiva Festival (DE), kunstOrteleven (DE), PS21 Chatham (NY), Dance Place (DC), Yeltsin Center, (RU), Ruhrfestspiel Recklinghausen (DE), Companhia de Danca da Almada (PT), Dingle Dance Festival (IE), and ÇATI Çağdaş Dans (TU). She has been an artist in residence at Keshet Arts, Omi International, kunstOrt_eleven and Socrates Sculpture Park. Her dance films have been shown at Lincoln Center Dance for Camera, EnCore: Dance on Film, Reutlingen Museum, Iowa International Dance Festival, and RAD Dance Fest. She is the director of the live-cinema public performance experiment Fakers Club and was the guest choreographer for Folkwang Tanzstudio's 2018/19 season. Her full evening work wilderness tender was recently described as “sixty minutes of pure pleasure” (Ruhrzeitung 2019). In January 2020 Santa Barbara Dance Theater will premiere Miracle's commissioned work 1221 Primrose Ln. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa.