Stephanie Mitro is an established industry professional, choreographer and dance teacher based out of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is devoted to educating and mentoring young artists across Canada and abroad. She began her study of dance at the wonderful age of three, and went on to successfully compete across Canada and the United States. Her pre-professional training originated in Ontario – focusing on modern, contemporary, ballet, jazz, tap, acrobatics, highland and hip-hop.
Ms. Mitro is a proud graduate of Ryerson University touting a BFA Degree (Theatre Performance Dance), and has also completed her RAD and BATD Highland examinations with impressive notability. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Pre-Professional Program, DECIDEDLY JAZZ DANCEWORKS, and has performed for numerous dance companies on the West and East Coast’s. Ms. Mitro has had the privilege to work with numerous well-known North American choreographers, via both company, industrial and commercial dance industry projects. She also works with Neptune Theatre (Halifax), on various shows; currently working on the popular musical, “Billy Elliot”. Sharing her accrued training, pro-experience and knowledge of the arts, and with a variety of acclaimed competitive dance organizations, is something she feels very passionate about – with the goal of educating and mentoring our new generation of dance aspirants.
Ms. Mitro is also the co-founder of the professional Halifax modern, contemporary, jazz company – VOTIVE DANCE – and her company thrives on performing across Canada in a variety of touring shows and festivals. During her professional dance career, she performed in numerous original full length choreographic works, some including: Wish, Desire, Vow (Atlantic Fringe Festival); In Pursuit, East Meets West, Shedding Suffixes, Proven Lands (Nextfest, Atlantic Dance Festival, Soulocentric, Tour); Natural Forces, Perspective (Connection Dance Works); Homeplace (collaboration with Pier 21), HOME (Bus Stop Theatre), Synced Systems (Alderney Landing), “This Mess Of Ours” (David Norsworthy) and “Don’t Wake The Lions” (Catherine Hayward) . Over the years, she has also worked with highly regarded choreographers such as; Darryl Tracy, Vicki St. Denys, Melissa Mitro, Ryan Lee, to name a few.
As a sought out choreographer, Ms. Mitro’s work has been showcased by a plethora of dance companies, pre-professional/professional performance groups, arts schools, theatre companies and dance festivals. She has also been the recipient of numerous awards for her choreographic and artistic visions. Through her dedication and perseverance, Ms. Mitro has become a reliable role model to her students, and everyone she teaches within the dance community. She continues to encourage, support, and inspire emerging artists to their fullest technical and artistic potential and wishes every competitor the best in their artistic journey!