Stephanie Liapis received her B.F.A. in dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts as the recipient of the Helbien Scholarship in 1998. Her career as a professional dancer spans sixteen years and includes company work with Doug Varone & Dancers and Nicholas Leichter Dance and freelance and guest artist work with Nancy Bannon, Susan Marshall and Company, the MET Ballet and Netta Yerushalmy among others. She has staged the works of Doug Varone and Jamie Bishton at various universities and festivals. Additionally she has served on faculty at Dance New Amsterdam, the 92nd Street Y in NYC, and as adjunct faculty at the University of Washington, Hunter College, Barnard College and SUNY Purchase College. She is currently on faculty at the Mark Morris Dance Center and is an Assistant Professor of Dance at Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus. Stephanie creates her own work for concert and film. Stephanie recently completed an 8-month travel fellowship that took her around the world!