Stephanie Lake is a multi-award winning choreographer, dancer and director of Stephanie Lake Company. Born in Canada and raised in Launceston, Stephanie was a founding member of Stompin and completed a traineeship with Tasdance. Her acclaimed choreographic works have been presented by Melbourne Festival, Sydney Opera House, Theatre National de Chaillot (Paris), Theater im Pfalzbau (Germany), Dance Massive, Dublin Dance Festival, Tramway (Glasgow) and Aarhus Festival (Denmark) among others. Stephanie has won the Helpmann Award (2014), Australian Dance Award (2014) and Green Room Award (2011) for Best Choreography. In 2013 she received a prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship and was appointed Resident Director of Lucy Guerin Inc, which included working as Guerin’s rehearsal director at Lyon Opera Ballet. She won the Dame Peggy Van Praagh Choreographic Fellowship in 2012. Stephanie has been commissioned by Sydney Dance Company, Chunky Move, Frontier Danceland (Singapore) and Sydney Symphony. She regularly collaborates across art forms including theatre, audiovisual, film, music video and sculpture. A performer for over fifteen years, Stephanie has worked with some of Australia’s leading choreographers including Lucy Guerin, Gideon Obarzanek and Anouk Van Djik (Chunky Move), Antony Hamilton and Byron Perry and Phillip Adams’ Balletlab, touring extensively in Australia, Europe, North America and Asia.