Stephanie Leichtnam O’Connor
Miss Stephanie began teaching as a teenager at the Basically Ballet School in New Jersey, where she trained under Eileen Juric. She received a BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase College. While studying there she taught for the Purchase Youth Ballet, the children’s program affiliated with the Purchase Dance Conservatory. After graduating she danced professionally in New York City for ballet and modern companies including Lydia Johnson Dance, Michael Mao Dance and Company Elke Rindfleich, among others. After years of performing professionally she began teaching full time. She has taught Ballet, Modern, Contemporary and Lyrical in schools in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Miss Stephanie’s goal is to inspire her students in the belief that classical
technique is a gift that can elevate their abilities in all styles of dance. Knowledge of anatomy and injury prevention through proper alignment are emphasized in all of her classes. Miss Stephanie is excited to be part of the Dance Dimensions team and looks forward to a year of helping students grow as dancers.