Who is Stage Kraze?
Stage Kraze is a not-for-profit corporation created in 2020 to offer a scholarship fund to dancers graduating from high school and pursuing a post-secondary education in a field of their choice. Specific qualifications will be made available soon and Scholarships will begin to be awarded in the 2022-2023 school year.
Stephanie has been dancing since the age of 8 and began her teaching career at the age of 17. Her life became all about Dance the moment she attended her very first dance recital in 1993. Since then she has taught for dozens of schools and studios all over Northern & Southern Ontario, coming back to her hometown of Iroquois Falls in 2013 to fulfil her lifelong dream of running her own Dance Studio (Step N Sound Studio).
Stephanie has also developed a deep passion for volunteering and getting involved in her community. Her Community Profile began in Parry Sound, Ontario where she owned and operated a Modern Dining Restaurant (Kudos Kuisine) and quickly became involved in the local Chamber of Commerce & Tourism organization. After winning the "President's Award" (Parry Sound & District Chamber of Commerce) and one of "Canada's Best New Restaurants" (WHERE Canada Magazine) in a short 2 years, Stephanie's life took her back to the North where her roots began!
After only a few years as a Director with the Iroquois Falls Chamber of Commerce, Stephanie became the youngest President in the Chamber's history to date. Her drive and passion for her community grew even more as she joined the Board of Directors for the Iroquois Falls Arts Council as Treasurer and has also been a part of the Iroquois Falls Economic Development Committee throughout the many stages of the Town's redevelopment.
Stephanie believes in leading by example and paving the way for future young entrepreneurs to follow in her footsteps. Through these beliefs, Stage Kraze was born and she could not be more excited to be able to offer students such incredible opportunities to realize their potential at such a young and impressionable age.
"Miss Stephanie", as she is known by her many students, lives by 2 mantras that have shaped her entire life:
"Go Big or Go Home"
& the most important:
"NEVER GIVE UP"