Stephanie Peña, a dance artist who isn’t afraid to be unapologetically herself, express/explore her sensuality and her blackness within the Dominican culture, and also, connects with her ancestors through movement. She earned an MFA in Choreography at the University of Roehampton in London, UK. Her work, What Am I Doing Here? (2014) was showcased at CUNY Hunter College and Ticino in Danza Festival (Switzerland). Her work, Morir Soñando (2016) was showcased at University of Roehampton and Elefeet Dance Festival (London, UK). Her work mi pajón me habló (2022) was showcased at the Spanish Harlem Creative Movement Festival and Dancewave Adult Community Celebration Performance. She also created a new work "HOLD YOUR BREATH" at Hofstra University as a guest choreographer and it was showcased April 2023.
She has performed at Jacob's Pillow, Hibernian Hall, New York Live Arts, MIT, The High Line and many other venues. She has worked with Lakaï Dance Theatre, Ligia Lewis, Rosemary Lee, Oriana Fox, Brice Mousset and many more artists.
She is currently teaching Contemporary and Latin Social Dances such as Merengue, Bachata and Salsa to children K-12 at public schools, senior centers and community centers through Dancewave, Pentacle, and Little Island Outreach Program. She has been featured in The New York Times about her Latin Dance Classes at Little Island. She is also teaching Sensual Fluidity Dance classes to adults and created a 3 Day Beginner Sensual Fluidity Dance Intensive Fall 2023.
Peña continues to grow by collaborating with dance artists and inspiring others to move their bodies.