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Stephanie Klemons is the Associate Choreographer of Broadway's smash hit Hamilton! Also an Original Cast member she helped lead the company to its’ record-breaking 16 Tony Nominations and 11 wins, including one for Best Choreography. She sang on the Grammy-winning cast album that went platinum on the musical and rap charts.
In the commercial world Stephanie has choreographed commercials for Victoria's Secret and Vogue. Recently she helped filmmaker director Gordon Von Steiner reimagine George Michael's "Freedom" video for Vogue with supermodels Adrianna Lima, Anna Ewers and others. She serves as choreographer for the New Deco Orchestra, a New York based Musical Experience, and has choreographed for CBS “How I Met Your Mother, as well as danced and set pieces for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and American Dance Machine at The Joyce. Two years in a row she has been commissioned to create pieces for New York's hottest dance team, NBA's Brooklynettes.
Stephanie and Andy Blankenbuehler have worked together extensively over the last 10 years. First as the original Co-Dance Captain and swing for the Broadway & Off-Broadway productions of In The Heights, Lin Manuel's first Broadway hit. Along with the original Cast, she sang on the Grammy-winning album, won an AACP Diversity Award, and a Drama Desk Award for "Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical". After performing in the show for over a year, she went on to set the first national tour as Associate Choreographer. She joined him again to create Bring It On, The Musical on Broadway as Associate Choreographer. She helped to cast and set the first and second National tours of the show, as well as playing the role of “Alexis” in the original out-of-town try-out. Stephanie is a Carbonell Award Nominee for her work on In The Heights at Actor’s Playhouse in Miami. She continues to enjoy teaching master classes around the country for companies putting on In the Heights in schools and regionally.
She's provided additional choreography for four new numbers in a musical otherwise choreographed by Andy titled Zelda which ran at Flatrock Playhouse, titled Waiting For The Moon. She’s been involved in Only Gold, since its’ inception; a musical conceived, directed and choreographed by Andy.
New work includes the original Broadway cast of If/Then, the first National Tour of Bombay Dreams directed by Baayork Lee. She will be re-conceiving Tea with Chachaji as Director and Choreographer for the New York Children's Theater 2017 season. She was also a part of the original Off-Broadway company of Repo, the Genetic Opera before it became a cult hit film. Automatic Superstar which gave her the opportunity to perform in a professional musical, as well as choreograph its’ second incarnation.
Stephanie is very active in the non-profit and teaching world as well. In addition to master classes Stephanie has taught at Broadway Dance Center, Stella Adler, N.Y.C.D.A. and the Joffrey and enjoys providing classes for many non-profits including Sunrise, R.Evolucion Latina, and Broadway Inspirational Voices. Stephanie has a non-profit of her own called Katie’s Art Project that connects children with terminal illnesses and artists in order to support the creation of lasting legacies through artwork and started the "Facebook of Non-Profits" DIDIDOTHAT.ORG