Biography

 

Stephanie is a critically acclaimed Canadian multidisciplinary artist who successfully and extensively tours to recognized festivals and venues across the globe. Her work as a performing artist has been celebrated by a wide range of audiences, critics and producers with sold out runs, raving 5 star reviews, and multiple awards underlining her outstanding talent, professionalism and charm.

 

Her career as a performing artist and creator started in 2002, when she was asked to join Tout Feu Tout Flame, a touring Canadian musical theatre company with whom she toured for 4 years to over 24,000 audience members as the leading role of the companies original works, while completing her high school education correspondence on the road. 

 

Graduating from Concordia University with a degree in Performance and Contemporary Dance, Stephanie was rewarded as the most outstanding graduate for her expansive interpretation of choreography and her ability to cultivate an interest in creating work that merges physical comedy and dance to enhance her audiences theatrical experience.

 

Shortly after graduation, Stephanie’s work was programmed in professional theatres and well reputed festival lineups alongside other high caliber artists, such as Edgy Women with Studio 303, Phenomena Festival and WildSide Festival at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal, Chinook Series and Next Fest  at the Westbury Theatre and Convergence at the L’Uni Theatre in Edmonton, BC BUDS at the Fire Hall Theatre in Vancouver, as well as Uno Fest at the Metro Theatre in Victoria.

 

Past co-producer and host of Dirty Feet, a Montreal-based podcast, Stephanie orchestrated a modern discourse on dance and physical theatre. Her interviews and reviews have been heard by thousands of Canadians across the country and beyond our borders.  She has been granted media accreditation and invited as a jury member for major performing arts festival in Montreal, emphasizing her reputation as a critical eye within the milieu. 

 

As the co-artistic director, performer and choreographer for the company For Body And Light (a collaboration with Montreal based spoken word artist and musician Ian Ferrier), she has created three productions that merge storytelling and dance to portray the might of Canada’s climate and the perseverance of Canadians. Since debuting at Montreal’s Tangente, Coming And Going, Bear Dreams and Within | Between have been celebrated at festivals in every major Canadian city and have left critics talking in superlatives.

 

Stephanie is known throughout the Canadian arts-community for her vibrant spirit and talent to inspire. When she was 2 years-old she lost her left eye to Cancer and has had a glass eye ever since.  Thought her performances, she establishes a trusting and safe environment by sharing her very own experiences with bullying and how she managed to work through her insecurities and come to terms with her disability. 

 

Her performances and creativity have been celebrated with awards from Dance, Theatre and Spoken Word Festivals across the country, such as “Most Outstanding Production”, “Best-Cast” and “Fringiest Show” in London, “Most Original Work” in Ottawa, “Best-Choreography” alongside nominations for “Best-Clown” and “Best Theatre English Production” in Montreal and nominated for “Best-Physical Theatre” in Victoria.

 

Her upcoming Canadian, European and American tours (recently received her 0-1 visa) demonstrate her great dedication to share her work internationally.  She recently returned from her first European tour, where she performed her solo show BLINDSIDE at the International Vault Festival in London, UK.

 

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Work Experience

February 2017

Fine Arts Department - St-John’s High School

Guest Speaker : "How to create a solo show?"

Vancouver BC

February 2016

Expanse Dance Festival - Chinook Series

Facilitated Dance Workshop for Disabled Students

Edmonton AB

April 2016

Fine Arts Department - St-John’s High School

Facilitated a Creative Process and Choreography workshop

Vancouver BC

November 2015

OSU Library Fund 25th Anniversity

Facilitated Performance Art Workshops to young adults and children

Ghana, Acrra AFRICA

July 2016

Saskatoon Dance Center

Facilitated a Contact Dance workshop

Saskatoon SK

 

July 2015

Saskatoon Dance Center

Facilitated a Movement and Voice workshop

Saskatoon SK

2015-2016

MILE END POETS FESTIVAL – WIRED ON WORDS PRODUCTIONS

Curator for the Movement Based Programing and Administrator    

Montreal QC

 

2014-2016

DIRTY FEET PODCAST

Co-Producer and Co-Host

A weekly podcast on the topic of dance and movement based performing arts.

 

2013-2014

JUST FOR LAUGHS FESTIVAL

PR Media Ticket Coordinator

Montreal QC

 

2011-2015

SAINT AMBROISE MONTREAL FRINGE FESTIVAL

Artist Manager / Core Festival Production Team

Fringe-Moi Co-Producer and Host

Montreal QC

 

2011-Present

BODYSLAM

Co-Administrator and Collaborating Performer

Improv Performing Arts Collective funded by Jeune Volontaire

Montreal QC

 

2011-2012

QUÉBEC DRAMA FEDERATION

Dance, Theatre and Second Language Teacher (FR/ENG) for Youth

Montreal QC

 

2005-2010

CAMP BICKELL inc.

Activities Director, Supervisor, Camp Counselor

Chapmen Lake ON

S T É P HA N I E    M O R I N - R O B E R T

Director, Dramaturg, Host, Choreographer, Curator, Teacher and Multidisiplinary Performer

 

Vancouver | Montréal

stephanie.morinrobert@gmail.com

514 688 3969

Creative Residencies

 

2015-Present

The Dusty Flower Shop

Vancouver BC

                                                    

2015-Present

Nonesuch – New City Gas

Monteal QC       

 

2015

Hexagramme Multi Media Lab

Montreal QC

 

2015

Topological Media Lab

Montreal QC

                                     

2014

MainLine Theatre

Montreal QC                                                                     

2013

Main & Station

Parrsboro NS 

                                                  

2013                   

L’arrêt de Bus

Montreal QC                                                  

Education

2008-2012

Bachelor of FINE ARTS - Contemporary Dance and Choreography

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY (Montreal Qc)  

-Curator and Host of the FINE ARTS monthly cabaret STUDIO 7

-President of the Contemporary Dance Department 

-Awarded the most outstanding graduate of FINE ARTS

 

2006-2008

College Diploma - Dance

CÉGEP DE DRUMMONDVILLE (Drummondville Qc)

 

2002-2006

Writer, Dancers, Singer and Actor for four French Canadian School Tours

TOUT FEU TOUT FLAMME inc (Timmins ON)

Festival Jury Member

 

2015

Bouge D’ici Dance Festival at the Saint-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival        

 

2015

University (UQAM) en Spectacle  

 

2014|2015

Studio 303 - Vue sur la relève       

                                          

Grants

Canada Council for the Arts

Creation Grant

New Solo Show / BLINDSIDE PART 2

2018

Canada Council for the Arts

Touring Grant

BLINDSIDE - East Coast Of Canada

2018

BC Arts Council

Travel Grant

BLINDSIDE

UK Tour - Vault Festival

2017

Ontario Council for the Arts

Creation Grant

The Merkin Project

2016

 

Canada Council for the Arts

Travel Grant

Dance workshops in Ghana Accra

2015

 

Canada Council for the Arts

Creation Grant

WIRED ON WORDS |FOR BODY AND LIGHT

Bear Dreams

2015

 

Canada Council for the Arts

Creation Grant

WIRED ON WORDS | FOR BODY AND LIGHT

Coming & Going

2013

 

Jeune Volontaire

BODY SLAM

2013-2014

 

Concordia University

Most Outstanding Graduate of Fine Arts

2012

 

The Fine Arts Student Alliance

Project Support Grant

2011

Visas

                                                  

0-1 Visa

(Individuals with Extraordinary Ability)

Available to tour and perform in USA     

Active May 2017 - May 2020                                 

Awards

Most Outstanding Production

BLINDSIDE

London Fringe Festival 2016

Most Outstanding Original Work

BLINDSIDE

Ottawa Fringe Festival 2016

BEST-OF-FEST

BLINDSIDE

Ottawa Fringe Festival 2016

Best Choreography

BUSHEL AND PECK

Montreal Fringe Festival 2016

Other Training

 

2016

Creative Character Development and Personal Transformation through Clown – 3 month long month intensive with David MacMurray Smith

Vancouver, BC

2015

Naked Comedy – Month Long Clown/Bouffon Intensive with Deanna Fleysher

Bellingham, Wasington USA 

 

2012

Ménagerie de Verre

Paris, France    

 

2011                               

Contact Dance Summer Intensive with EDAM

Vancouver, BC

2010 - present

2010 - present

We acknowledge that our work takes place on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.