a little bit about me
Stephanie Klemons is an award winning Broadway performer and Choreographer. She grew up in Central New Jersey with her mother and father, Janet and Ira Klemons and brother Adam Klemons, a Lieutenant in the United States Air Force. Growing up Stephanie studied at a number of dance studios from Gallery of Dance, to Colts Neck Dance & Theater School, and finally Center Stage Dance & Theater School.
She is Associate Choreographer and an Original Cast Member of Broadway’s smash hit HAMILTON! Along with the company she helped lead the show to it’s record-breaking 16 Tony Nominations and 11 wins, including one for Best Choreography. The cast album also broke records, making it to #1 not only on the Musical chart, but on the Rap chart as well. It went Platinum shortly thereafter, winning them the Grammy. Currently, she is casting and maintaining the multiple companies of Hamilton that are opening in the U.S. and Internationally; she remains Resident Choreographer of the Broadway Company.
Stephanie and Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler have worked together extensively over the last 10 years, beginning as an Original Cast Member and Dance Captain for the Broadway & Off-Broadway productions of In The Heights, Lin Manuel’s first Broadway hit. Along with the Original Cast, she sang on the Grammy-winning album, won an AACP Diversity Award, and a Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical”. After performing in the show for over a year, she went on to set the first national tour as Associate Choreographer.Stephanie is a Carbonell Award Nominee for her work on In The Heights at Actor’s Playhouse in Miami.
With Andy, she also Associate choreographed Best Musical & Best Choreography Nominee Bring It On, The Musical on Broadway. She helped to cast and set the first and second National tours of the show, as well as playing the role of “Alexis” in the original out-of-town try-out.
She’s worked withworld-renowned composer Frank Wildhorn on his original musical Zelda, which ran at Flatrock Playhouse. She’s also enjoyed dancing in the World Premiere of Fly which ran at Dallas Theater Center, directed by Jeffrey Seller. She’s been involved in Only Gold, a musical conceived, directed and choreographed by Andy and scored by pop star Kate Nash.
Additionally she was in the Original Cast of If/Then directed by Michael Greif alongside Idina Menzel & Anthony Rapp, and is featured on the Grammy Nominated Cast Album. She performed in the first National Tour of Bombay Dreams directed by Baayork Lee, and created the role of Amma in New York Children’s Theater’s Tea With Chachaji, which she will be re-conceiving as Director and Choreographer for the New York Children’s Theater 2018 season. She was also a part of the original Off-Broadway company of Repo, the Genetic Opera before it became a cult hit film, and Automatic Superstar.
In the commercial world Stephanie recently choreographed for Victoria’s Secret and Vogue working with the legendary director, Jeff Madoff, and filmmaker director Gordon Von Steiner and supermodels Adrianna Lima, Candice Swanepool and Ana Barros. She serves as choreographer for the New Deco Orchestra, a New York based Musical Experience, and has choreographed for CBS “How I Met Your Mother, as well as danced and set pieces for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and American Dance Machine at The Joyce. Two years in a row she has been commissioned to create pieces for New York’s hottest dance team, NBA’s BROOKLYNETTES.
In addition to performing and Choreographing, Stephanie has taught at Broadway Dance Center, Stella Adler, N.Y.C.D.A., Alvin Ailey and the Joffrey and enjoys providing classes for many non-profits including Sunrise, R.Evolucion Latina, and Broadway Inspirational Voices. Stephanie has a non-profit of her own called Katie’s Art Project that connects children with terminal illnesses and artists in order to support the creation of lasting legacies through artwork