Stephanie Thibeault

Stephanie Thibeault

Dance
Central Region
Little Rock, Arkansas
501-850-5394 501-227-0816
[email protected]


The workshops offer students the opportunity to explore dance and movement in an entirely new way. Whether the workshop is tailored to young students incorporating kinetic learning into their study of other disciplines, high school students with extensive dance training, musical theatre students who want to master some basic skills, or any student wanting to learn more about the art of dance, students are certain to come away with new skills, fresh ideas, and an excitement about dance and movement. Ms. Thibeault's extensive background in various forms of dance allows her to offer a wide variety of workshop offerings. In addition to sessions in beginning through advanced dance technique (in Modern, Ballet, and Jazz), she also offers such workshops as: Moving Words, Broadway Basics, Improvisation, Creating Dances (Choreography), Dance Sampler Workshop (for younger students), and 20th Century Dance (lecture/demonstration).

Available to conduct teacher workshops.

Background

Stephanie Thibeault worked as a professional dancer, choreographer, and teacher in the Baltimore/Washington area before serving as a dance faculty member at several institutions, including University of Maryland, Dickinson College, and Wichita State University. Originally a ballet dancer from Jonesboro, Arkansas, Thibeault discovered numerous new ideas as she pursued her B.F.A. degree in Dance. After performing in Branson, MO for a couple of seasons, she moved to the East Coast to dance as a member of Kinetics Dance Theatre, and as a founding member of SURGE Dance Company of Baltimore. Having performed and presented work in New York City, Baltimore, Washington (DC), Lisbon (Portugal), and other cities, large and small, her teaching has taken her around the globe, from the U.S. East Coast to Canada and Europe, and from the American Midwest to Hawaii and Taiwan. Thibeault has worked with such fine choreographers as Deborah Hay, Mark Haim, John Evans, Ken Skrzesz, Ed Tyler, Joe Goode and Doug Varone, and has performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Parsons Dance Company. While much of her choreographic work has involved combining her passions for jazz music and contemporary dance, Ms. Thibeault is continually taking on new challenges and exploring different dimensions of the human condition. Stephanie Thibeault holds her M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland, and currently serves as Associate Professor of Dance at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, which offers a B.F.A. degree in Dance Performance.

AIE Program

Preferred Age Level: PreK-Kindergarten; Elementary; Middle/Jr. High; Senior High
Geographic Availability: statewide
Time Availability: open
Special Needs: Appropriate space for movement. Sound equipment preferred, but optional with advance notice.