Stephanie Dufresne is a dancer, actress and singer from the West of Ireland currently based in Dublin. In 2012 she graduated from the Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands with a BA in Dance. Since then she has worked in Ireland, the Netherlands and the UK with choreographers and companies including Protein Dance, Icon Dance, Chrysalis Dance, Dam Van Huynh, Nuno Silva, Marguerite Donlon, Emma Martin and Liz Roche. She is a graduate of the two-year, full-time programme in Bow Street, the Academy for Screen Acting in Dublin. She has appeared in numerous music videos and films with directors including Brendan Canty, Shimmy Marcus and Jim Sheridan. Last Christmas she was the lead in Selina Cartmell’s version of The Red Shoes for the Gate Theatre, Dublin. Last month she was a movement director and performer for Peter Power’s show In Clouds for the Cork Midsummer Festival, and in August she will perform Emma Martin’s Girl Song at Noorderzon in Groningen. Her own choreographic work has been commissioned by the Clonmel Junction Festival, and performed as part of Galway Culture Night. Stephanie’s work is supported by Dance House and the Arts Council and she is a recipient of a 2018 artists’ bursary.