Stephanie has been performing nationally since 1994. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Stephanie was raised in Australia, Venezuela and Germany, and graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. In Expressive Arts Therapy. Stephanie received the Ringling Towers Award for Performing Arts and is an artist in residence at the Hermitage Artist Retreat (2013/2016). Stephanie was mentored by NY Metropolitan Opera Mezzo, Brenda Boozer and toured nationally with the robust World Music a cappella quartet, VIDA (IMG Artists). VIDA toured the U.S. extensively (1994-2001) gaining National attention from Industry Press such as Billboard Magazine, and Dirty Linen. They were reknown for their Eastern European and S. African harmonies after auditioning for Paul Simon’s broadway show, The Capeman. They performing at stages across the U.S. (Northwestern University, Lincoln Center, Rockefeller Center, BBKing’s, Hague Peace Conference-2000, Lotus World Music Festival). VIDA recorded two albums- VIDA and In Bloom, highlighting their original piece “Famine Song”, which has gone viral in the choir circuit in the U.S. and Europe (see YouTube: “Famine Song”, Arr. Matthew Culloten).
Stephanie and Julian Douglas formed The Resonance Project in 2011. They collectively collaborated with Sufi-Rock band HuDost, R&B Songwriter Charles Gibson, and David Gittens (cinematographer) on CDs, film soundtracks which debuted in Sarasota Fringe Film Festival. They were highlighted performance on TedXSarasota (2012). The Resonance Project attended The Silk Road Ensemble’s “Global Musician’s Workshop” (June 2016) where they performed with members of the Silk Road Ensemble at DePauw University.
Stephanie’s true passion lives in arranging & performing Early Spanish music, Gregorian Chant (Hildegard Von Bingen) and Celtic music. Her solo debut CD The Cantiga Project- a tribute album of 13c Spanish Cantigas de Santa Maria was highlighted on NPR’s All Songs Considered, and CD Compilation, “Songs of Mary” (Sounds True, Inc).
Stephanie is the pioneer of the Expressive Arts modality Authentic Voicework, which promotes the exploration of singing as a spiritual practice, helping others confront their inhibitions around the voice. Since 2006, Stephanie has lead interactive workshops and retreats in community settings, yoga centers, music festivals, with an emphasis on singing as a sacred practice. She presented at the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Conference in Lima, Peru (2011), and has authored articles on this modality (Massage Today).
Stephanie resides in Sarasota, FL with her husband/music partner Julian Douglas and their son.