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Stephanie Tooman

Associate Professor of Dance

Stephanie Tooman holds an MFA from the Purchase College Conservatory of Dance and a BFA from the Juilliard School. She has danced with the Martha Graham Dance Company and many other companies, including Reggie Wilson Fist and Heel Performance Group, Merian Soto/Pepatian, Neta Pulvermacher, Nathan Trice, and Errol Grimes.

She taught for many years at the Alvin Ailey School and has taught extensively internationally, including being on the faculty at the Netherlands Dance Theater, first and second companies (The Hague, The Netherlands), the Rotterdam Dance Academy (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), and the Institute del Theatre (Barcelona, Spain).

Tooman danced and served as rehearsal director for the late Kazuko Hirabayashi, most notably in Tokyo at the New National Theater for Hirabayashi’s full-length Faust. She has also been rehearsal director for Neta Pulvermacher, Errol Grimes, and the Purchase Dance Company.

In 2001, Tooman was awarded a Bessie Performer Award for Sustained Achievement in dancing for her work with Reggie Wilson.