Originally from Colts Neck, New Jersey, Stephanie Klemons is an award-winning Broadway performer and choreographer, most recently adding direction to her resume. Currently, Stephanie serves as the Associate Choreographer and Global Dance Supervisor of Broadway’s smash hit Hamilton, helping lead the ship to 11 Tony Awards and 7 Olivier Awards, including Best Choreography. Before there was Hamilton, Stephanie worked on the Broadway and pre-Broadway productions of Bring It On (Associate Choreographer), In the Heights (Dance Captain, Assoc. Choreographer of the 1stNat’l tour), and If/Then ( Dance Captain, B'way).
Stephanie is a Carbonell Award Nominee for her work on In the Heights(Actor’s Playhouse, Miami) and most recently directed and choreographed the production in a semi-staged concert format at the incomparable Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. as part of the Broadway Center Stage series in March 2018. More recently, Stephanie has been involved in Only Gold, a musical conceived, directed, and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler with a score by pop star Kate Nash. She’s also developing, directing and choreographing a new piece based on the book This is Sadie (New York Children’s Theater) opening for young audiences next spring (2019).
Stephanie’s commercial credits include the viral sensation Super Bowl LLI NFL Commercial, “Dirty Dancing”, starring Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr. and the offensive linemen of the Giants, commercials for Victoria's Secret, a remake of George Michael’s “Freedom”, How I Met Your Mother, Sesame Street, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Other choreography credits include Rock of Ages (Drury Lane), Frank Wildhorn’s Zelda (Flatrock Playhouse), originally titled Waiting for the Moon, Children of Salt (NYMF). She serves as choreographer for the New Deco Orchestra, a New York based Musical Experience, American Dance Machine at The Joyce in New York City, and has been commissioned to create pieces for the NBA BROOKLYNETTES Dance Team.
Stephanie is a passionate educator and philanthropist who is most proud of the non-profit she founded some years ago, Katie’s Art Project. Her dream is to create a world where artists can easily access communities in need of their gifts.
Learn more about Stephanie at stephanieklemons.com.
Executive Assistant to Stephanie KLemons
Brandon is thrilled to support Stephanie in realizing her vision for Katie's Art Project. For two years, Stephanie and Brandon have worked together bringing [the art project] and our Music is Medicine programming to life. Brandon is a proud graduate of the Ithaca College School of Music with plans to dedicate his life to the arts and helping others through performance and administration. In addition to his work with Katie's Art Project Brandon will take on the role of Assistant Director for New York Children's Theater's production of "This is Sadie", directed by Stephanie. Brandon also performs with Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA.
Learn more about Brandon at brandonrschneider.com.
MUSIC IS MEDICINE PROJECT COORDINAToR
Molly Richey is very excited to be a part of Katie’s Art Project. She is a North Carolina native, and attended the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied Spanish Literature and Ethnic Studies. Molly's diverse career started in Real Estate in Denver for 3 years before meeting her future husband and moving to Dallas, Texas. Once in Dallas, she became a bilingual teacher, teaching first through third graders 7 years. Molly received her Masters in Educational Administration from Lamar University, and later moved to Chicago with her Husband Brent, where they still reside. Molly has one daughter, Elizabeth. Molly truly believes in the mission of Katie’s Art Project and feels that creating a legacy for children who suffer from life-threatening illnesses through art and music provides an irreplaceable sense of consistency and calm during a somewhat chaotic time in their lives. It also provides a definite future where one may not exist. Molly is honored to be helping to bring this project to children in New York and Chicago.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Stephanie Klemons, President
Molly Richey, Secretary
Marcus Paul James
Mary Pat Fortier