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Stephanie DuFresne is a dancer, actor and maker from the West of Ireland currently based in Dublin.
Stephanie holds a BA in Dance from the Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands. Since graduating she has worked for companies and choreographers in the UK, the Netherlands and Ireland such as Protein Dance, Icon Dance, Chrysalis Dance, United Fall/Emma Martin, Dam Van Huynh, Marguerite Donlon, Theo Clinkard, Liz Roche and John Heginbotham.
Stephanie spent two years in the full time programme at Bow Street, the Academy for Screen Acting in Dublin. While there she worked with Directors Shimmy Marcus, Lance Daly, Jim Sheridan and Cathy Brady among others.
Stephanie has been featured in music videos for Talos, Galia Arad, Join Me in the Pines, Edel Meade and Crash Ensemble. Stephanie has appeared in national campaigns for Dublin Airport Authority and Bank of Ireland and was the face of the Galway International Arts Festival in 2017 and 2018.
Stephanie’s own choreographic work has been performed at the Clonmel Junction Festival, Galway Culture Night and Cork Midsummer Festival. She is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, Dance Ireland and Galway Dance Project. Stephanie is a recipient of a 2018 Arts Council Artists’ bursary to explore a dance work in conjunction with the work of poet Dani Gill.