Stephanie Falciano holds a BA from Hofstra University in dance and MA in School Counseling from Hofstra University. She gained a certificate in acting from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in 1994. She has an Associate Degree in Fashion Merchandising received in 1989. She is a licensed teacher in the public school system, holding CTE certifications in Dance and Theatre. She is the owner, choreographer and artistic director of Dance with Us.
She toured China in 1992 and continued dancing abroad with several touring companies, performing in England and the Netherlands until 1999. She did some extra work in Carlito’s Way, as well as many independent films. She also attended HB studios in NYC and studied with Uta Hagen who had a tremendous affect on the honing of her performance skills.
She was invited to appear on the television show in Miami, Florida called Sabado Gigante in 1993 performing a Mambo Show Dance just after the start of competing professionally. Stephanie has been featured in over 20 episodes of “Touch Dancing”, a Public Cable TV Instructional program broadcasting over Long Island, New York, and New Jersey. These episodes are still airing today on local cable networks.
Shortly after competing professionally in International Latin and American Rhythm she was ranked 1st nationally in the US Rising Star American Rhythm Championship in 1998. Championship titles include 1st place in the Theater Arts Division at American Star Ball Championship in 2003 and National Finalist of the USDC Mambo Championship in 2009.
She has been performing in the tri-state area ever since with her new partner, receiving 4th place in their first competition in the Professional Theatre Arts at the CSC Championship in 2010. Some other successes include 2nd in the Open American Rhythm at the Commonwealth Classic Championship in 2013, 4th in the Professional Showdance and were finalists in the Professional Rising Star Division at American Star Ball in 2014. They were 3rd in the Professional Showdance, ending the year with 1st place at Kings Ball in 2014 in the Professional Showdance. They continue competing in Theater Arts today.
Stephanie formalized her ballroom dance training by obtaining Licentiate Degrees in American Rhythm, American Ballroom, International Ballroom and Latin, and Theater Arts from the International Society of Teachers of Dance USISTD and USTA. She is also a licensed invigilator.
Stephanie Falciano has been a dance teacher for 25 years and currently owns and runs her own school “Dance with Us” in Syosset, for children and adults, training candidates for USISTD Certifications, competitions and social occasions. Her achievement with her students gained her an invitation to the DWTS tour opening show, placing first in the Pro/Am Competition in 2009. Her students have won over hundreds of awards and her up and coming amateurs are gaining their success under her guidance. She has been teaching dance in the Bronx Public School System since 2008. She volunteers for Roll Call Wheelchair dancing. She continues to conduct workshops and performances throughout Long Island, New York, and New Jersey.