An Exotic Flower

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Positively unique, Stefanya is an exotic flower, blooming with every beat in rhythm. Her passionate and inclusive artistry utilizes the dance as communication from her heart to the people. Acclaimed choreographer, award winning dancer, and rising international dance star, Stefanya is currently teaching and performing across the globe.

A resident of Los Angeles, California, her credits in Hollywood include guest star on C.S.I., female lead in the Angels and Airwaves video "Breath," feature circus performer in IHOP's commercial "Ferris Wheel", star in Japan's NTT video conference phone campaign, The Royal Venue, Jazz Dance LA, and The American Choreography Awards. Stefanya has had the honor of working with personalities such as tap dance legend Jimmy Slyde, fitness culturalist Kathy Smith, The Pointer Sisters, and visionary Cecilia Marta. Taking dance to new heights Stefanya made headlines as a featured performer in the Bellydance Superstars production of “Raks Carnival” and in the Hollywood premier of “Stilt World.” Stevie is also making waves in LA's performance fitness culture, pioneering the movement to revitalize dance and fitness in public schools and local communities.

Stefanya’s style and finesse caught the eye of renowned producer Miles Copeland and was chosen from a 90-dancer audition to immediately begin performing with “BELLYDANCE SUPERSTARS” . Since, her debut in March 2005, she has danced on stage in more then 16 countries, at venues in, The Las Vegas Flamingo, the Folies Berger, Glastonbury Music and Arts Festival, Casino de Monte Carlo, with exclusive performance for the Royal Family of Monaco. She appeared in the Bellydance Superstars DVDs “30 Days to Vegas”, "Babelesque: Live from Tokyo", "3D Superstars" (Vol. 1 and 2), "The Art of Bellydance: Live from Shanghai", as well the new "Bombay Bellywood: Live from Los Angeles" DVD.

It was only by chance that Stefanya was invited to a bellydance class, but an eternal love affair for the music and movement took flight. She is now a sought after teacher and choreographer inspiring students to train in both classical and folkloric forms of dance to be rounded. Stefanya's aptitude as well as the passion she feels for the dance motivates her to train on daily basis. The bellydance now fits into the many facets Stefanya has placed in her repertoire. A comprehensive knowledge of many different dance styles and techniques, Stevie has studied dance for over fifteen years. Positive, courageous and unique, Stefanya is and continues to be unforgettable.

"Stefanya" Aaron Stipkovich | Published: Fri, 1 Jan 2010 |