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Founder & Choreographer

Stephanie Ory

Stephanie Ory (Moonhoar) is a theatrical performance artist, instructor, and choreographer classically trained in the dance arts and influenced by ancient lore. She specializes in dance, free movement, theater, fire performance, and Polynesian dance. Stephanie's performances are stories woven in soothing, seductive, opiate lullabies and gutteral nightmares. She brings the magic hour to life, the time between times when one feels the presence of a different realm, be it fantasy or horror.


Stephanie has been dancing and choreographing for over 20 years with studies in multiple dance styles. She studies with professionals in MENAHT dances (Middle East, North Africa, Hellas, Turkey) and source instructors in Hula and Ori Tahiti. Stephanie has a background in professional ballet, modern dance, jazz, lyrical, character dance, competition choreography, and has experimented with hip-hop, Bharatanatyam, flamenco, Irish step, and West African dance. Stephanie is a former member of the Ithaca Ballet Company and Raphael Grigorian Ballet Theatre. She received the Sophisticated Productions Title "1st Place National Modern Dance Choreography" in 2000. 


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