STEPHANIE SHPARAGO, MSW, LSW has been a professional dance educator and choreographer for over 14 years. Stephanie trained in the pre-professional program at Giordano Dance Center and was versed in Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, Tap and Giordano Jazz Technique. Stephanie graduated with honors from Northeastern Illinois University where she was a dance scholarship recipient and received her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work. Stephanie went on to earn her Master's Degree in Social Work at Aurora University.Stephanie is the founder and director of Dancing for Dancers, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with the mission to connect communities, provide opportunities, and to support dancers in need. Stephanie has been growing the organization since 2014 to include scholarship programming, community outreach and yearly benefit concerts. Stephanie is excited to begin her seventh season with RDA and RDC!