Dance: 1-8 Grades
Stephanie Burkhardt has been a proud member of The Dance Company since the day of its inception under the direction of Carole Dickens.
Stephanie was a Company member for eleven years and showcased her talent in numerous competitions, conventions, intensives, and performances up until her high school graduation in 2005. While studying at the University of Florida for her bachelor of science in nursing degree, she studied with the university’s jazz and theater departments and performed multiple genres with the student-run dance groups Extreme Dance Company and Danza Dance Company. During her summer breaks, Stephanie headed the dance department at Camp Wayfarer in Flat Rock, North Carolina and taught summer camps and teen intensives at The Dance Company. Upon completing her certifications as a Registered Nurse in 2009, she decided to further pursue her passion for dance by accepting the position as Dance Team Coach at St. Augustine High School and returning to The Dance Company to instruct classes. Stephanie has also become a guest choreographer for the St. Augustine High School, Pedro Menendez High School, and Murray Middle School dance departments. Her choreography has been performed at numerous competitions and have received accolades for highest score, choreography, entertainment, and judge’s choice. In 2011, Stephanie accepted the position of Executive Artistic Director at The Dance Company and has been overseeing over 350 students annually. In 2013, Stephanie created the St. Augustine Winter Spectacular and has written and directed the original production ever since. She was recently furthered her education by becoming certified as a Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) instructor and attending Dance Teacher Summit. She has enjoyed combining her professional and dance backgrounds to help others learn and utilize the physical, mental, and artistic benefits of dance.
Movie: Brownies and Ice Cream
Dessert: Salted caramel cheesecake
Hobbies: Boating, walking my dogs Pilates and Traveling