Stephanie Schober studied Medicine at the Humboldt University in Berlin and Dance Theatre at TrinityLaban in London. A recipient of the Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award she founded Stephanie Schober & Dance Company in 2002 and was a resident dance artist at the South Bank Centre in 2003. Supported by the Arts Council England she has since then created numerous productions for her dance company. Her work so far toured to theatres and other performance spaces in the U.K. and abroad in Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Sweden and Spain.
Theories and Aesthetics of the Body
Final Independent Project
Stephanie’s work explores interdisciplinary collaborations with a particular focus on movement, the visual arts and sound. Her current production entitled ‘Tracing Gestures’ (2018) has been created in collaboration with a group of dancers and other artists working within the visual arts, sculpture, stage, set and lighting design. It has been supported by the Compass Commission by the TrinityLaban and Greenwich Dance Partnership and by Dance 4 in Nottingham, The Junction in Cambridge, DanceEast in Ipswich, The Place and Chisenhale Dance Space in London, and Dansbyran in Gothenburg in Sweden. It has so far toured in the UK including at the Jerwood Dance House and in Germany where it was recently performed (August 2018, with the support of the Arts Council England) at the Burg Namedy in Andernach. www.stephanieschober-researchprojects.weebly.com/works.html
Stephanie has a passion for and extensive experience in teaching in community, vocational training and professional development contexts. She has created community projects for families at the William Morris Gallery (2014) and at The Showroom in Westminster (2016). Over the past years she has been commissioned to create works for dance students including at Northampton University, London Metropolitan University, The Place, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and TrinityLaban. In 2014 she initiated 'Locus', a professional development project for dance and performance artists in the East of England. In 2017-18 she has been invited to lead some classes for professional dancers at Independent Dance and Greenwich Dance.