Stephanie Graham is a Director and award-winning Choreographer. She won the 2015 Dora Award (Toronto) for outstanding choreography Opera/Musical for The Wild Party and has been twice nominated for a Merritt Award (Halifax) for outstanding choreography on Neptune Theatre’s productions of Cinderella and The Addams Family
Her directing credits include Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia, Shrek, The Little Mermaid, Key Change, All Shook Up (Globe Theatre), Anne of Green Gables (Thousand Islands Playhouse), The Last Five Years (YRG Productions), Back in ’59 (Stephenville Festival), Johnny Belinda (Smile Theatre) and Godspell (Theatre Sheridan) where she Co-Directed with WJT Artistic Director, Ari Weinberg. Assistant Directing credits include: The Ladies Foursome, Man of La Mancha (Globe Theatre) and the world premiere of Yorkville-The Musical (Blyth Festival).
Stephanie was the Director/ Choreographer of the Young Company at the Charlottetown Festival for three seasons. She traveled to Vancouver in to remount Abegweit-The Soul of the Island at Atlantic Canada House and BC Place where the show was performed and televised internationally during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.
Stephanie’s choreography credits include: Fun Home, Grey Gardens and The Wild Party (Musical Stage Company), Chariots of Fire (Grand Theatre), The Winter’s Tale (Groundling), It’s a Wonderful Life (Theatre Aquarius), Spamalot (Stephenville Festival), Mary Poppins, The Drowsy Chaperone (Globe Theatre), Cinderella, The Addams Family (Neptune Theatre), Kiss Me Kate, Dogfight and Colours in the Storm (Theatre Sheridan), Next to Normal (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Crazy for You (Port Hope Capitol Theatre) and many other shows across Canada.
She was an Assistant Choreographer on the first two episodes of Season One of So You Think You Can Dance Canada and the Assistant to Donna Feore on Mulroney: The Opera and the independent feature and The Boy Who Smelled Like Fish.
Stephanie spent nine months as the Intern Artistic Director for the Musical Stage Company and is the Associate Producer for Torrent Productions. She is currently the Artistic Associate at the Globe Theatre in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Stephanie was the Assistant Producer on the Canadian Premiere of David Hare’s Stuff Happens with Studio 180. She led the production team for Impulse-An Evening of Original Choreography at the Stratford Festival, which raised over $18,000 for AIDS Action Perth and Equity Fights AIDS (The Actors’ Fund of Canada). She has also produced two benefits for the YMCA of Greater Toronto, two Dance Cabarets at the Stratford Festival, Mamm-o-rama for The Women’s Committee of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association, a workshop reading of a new musical, Noah and acted as Producer Liaison for the reading of Turvey during the Canadian Musical Theatre Week.
She co-produced the 2009 Toronto Fringe hit, Hipcheck-The Musical that was chosen as Patron’s Pick and Best of the Fringe and at the Next Stage Theatre Festival for Killer Business-The Musical.
Stephanie is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance Program and has trained at the National Ballet School, Carousel Dance Centre, Banff School of Fine Arts, Broadway Dance Centre (New York City), in London, England and Sydney, Australia.
She has been on the faculty at Sheridan College, George Brown College, Randolph Academy of Performing Arts, Queens University and has guest-taught and adjudicated extensively across Canada.
Stephanie is the proud recipient of three Tyrone Guthrie Awards from the Stratford Festival including the Richard March and Jean A. Chalmers Awards (Stratford Festival), two Alan Lund Memorial Awards (Charlottetown Festival and Drayton Festival), the Lyn Bastyovanszky Memorial Scholarship and the Maureen Shone Award (Sheridan College).
“Love Steph’s enthusiasm and passion for dance and teaching. I learned so much and have truly grown to love Broadway because of this class. This class was always the highlight of my week!”
— Queens student
“Stephanie has to be one of the most positive and supportive profs that I’ve had the pleasure of working with. You inspire us all to dance!”
— Sheridan student
“Stephanie made me fall in love with dance.”
— Sheridan student