Stephanie Paul — Artistic Director
Stephanie is the Founding Artistic Director of Be the Groove. Her work with BTG has been performed nationwide and at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman. She is an Artistic Associate with Chicago Dance Crash and on staff at Dance Center Evanston. She has taught and set choreography at Columbia College Chicago, Ohio Northern University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and her alma mater, Northwestern University. She has been on faculty at Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, Tulsa's Dance Profusion Project and Ivivva's Dreams Dance Convention. She works extensively in theater as a Resident Director for Albany Park Theater Project providing direction, choreography and percussion for shows including Learning Curve, Feast and Home/Land. Additional Chicago theatre credits include The Royale (American Theater Company - Jeff Award Nomination, Artistic Specialization), Short Shakespeare! Romeo + Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare), Water by the Spoonful (Court Theatre) and 6 Stories Tall (Adventure Stage Chicago). Regional credits include The Royale (City Theatre) and The Royale (The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis). Stephanie received a nomination for a 3Arts Award: Dance in 2016. She is committed to the exploration of music and movement as integral components of storytelling.