Stephanie was born in North York, and grew up in the small town of Erin, Ontario. While there she studied and competed in dance at Performance Dance Academy, using every opportunity she had to work on her theatrical skills through the drama program at Erin District High School, and took singing lessons at Mississauga School of Music. Stephanie has worked on many student films (in High School, but also for her peers in higher-level education).
After high school, Stephanie was accepted into York University’s Theatre Program, after one year (although she loved the program) she missed singing and dancing so she packed up her bags and moved downtown to The Randolph Academy, where she spent two years acting, singing, and dancing in their Conservatory College Program. Her graduating show was “The Rocky Horror Show”, where she had the great privilege to play the Narrator Understudy, and Ensemble under the power-house direction of Thomas Morgan Jones, Kerry Gage, and Jeannie Wyse.
Some of her industry awards include: Award of Excellence for Directing (The Problem), Award of Excellence for Playwriting (Lorna) and Ensemble Cast Performance (Salem) from the Sears Drama Festival, Gold Medal winner for Skills Canada, Upper Grand Regional Technological Competition. Her proudest achievement to date was a film she created called “The Truth About Honesty” which she entered into the “Sprockets” young film makers competition. From thousands of entries Canada-wide Stephanie’s video was selected to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Toronto Star called regarding the film and asked for an interview about Cyber Bullying. It was published on April 15, 2010.
Stephanie owes her experience on the Thriller “Splice” (2010) as Sarah Polley’s photo double, as well as background experience on television shows such as “Degrassi”, “Runaway”, “Aaron Stone”, and “Da Kink in my Hair” for making her the specific, and open-minded artist she is today.
“Every experience is a learning experience, no matter how big or small.
Working in these roles helped me learn about working on set,
what each person does, and where I fit into it all.”