Stephanie Miracle

Stephanie Miracle
Visiting Assistant Professor
MFA in Dance, The University of Maryland
W107 Halsey Hall
Research Interests: 
Tanztheater, German Modern Dance, Jooss-Leeder methody, International trends in contemporary dance, Klein Technique™, film studies, site-specific choreography and performance in public spaces, cross-disciplinary collaboration

Stephanie Miracle is an independent choreographer and teaching artist with one foot in Europe and the other in the USA. She holds an MFA from the University of Maryland and a BA in Dance from Belhaven University. She was a 2014/15 Fulbright Fellow researching the embodied practice of tanztheater in Germany. She became a certified teacher of Klein Technique™ in 2017 and has taught Klein Workshops Germany, Turkey, Ireland, Russia, NYC, and Los Angeles. As a performer she has worked with Deborah Hay, Shannon Gillen, David Dorfman, Susan Marshall, PWDT, Rodolpho Leoni, and Henrietta Horn. Her recent choreographic projects have been presented in UniTANZ (IT), Open Look Festival St. Petersburg, RU; Performatica (MX), ES WIRD SOGAR SCHÖN (DE), SzoloDuo Festival (HU), Fiktiva Festival (DE), kunstOrteleven (DE), PS21 Chatham (NY), Dance Place (DC), Socrates Sculpture Park (NYC), Ruhrfestspiel Recklinghausen (DE), Companhia de Danca da Almada (PT), Dingle Dance Festival (IE), and ÇATI Çağdaş Dans (TU). She is the director of the live-cinema public performance experiment Fakers Club and is the guest choreographer for Folkwang Tanzstudio's 2018/19 season. This year she was a Makers Space Artist in Residence at Keshet Arts in New Mexico. Her full evening work wilderness tender was recently described as “sixty minutes of pure pleasure” (Ruhrzeitung 2019). Miracle's new work 1221 Primrose Ln, commissioned by Santa Barbara Dance Theater, will premiere in January 2020.

Courses Taught: 
  • Majors Modern/Contemporary I, II, III, IV
  • Beginning Modern
  • Intermediate Modern
  • Body/Image
  • Choreography II