Jazz, Children's Work
Stephanie Heroux has toured internationally as a Dancer/Dance Captain for Royal Caribbean International, and performed locally with the The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, Lorraine Chapman The Company, and as a principal dancer for ACE Entertainment. Additionally, she studied under Matt Mattox and Chet Walker at The School at Jacob’s Pillow. She holds a BA from Boston University in English Literature and Business Administration, a DPT from the MGH Institute of Health Professions, Board Licensure as a physical therapist in MA, and is a certified instructor of the Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) and The Ellové Technique ®.
In 2006, Ms. Heroux founded Jazz Inc Dance, a Boston-based production company specializing in the preservation of jazz dance through concert and commercial theatre. Clients include 28 degrees, The Boston Design Center, Saks 5th Ave., Bicardi, Pearl Vodka, The Boston Bruins, The Boston Red Sox, Isoci Salon, The Four Seasons, The Ritz, Music Management, the Museum of Fine Arts, and HGTV. In 2011, Jazz Inc produced BLINK at the OBERON, conceived, choreographed, and directed by Ms. Heroux, and crowned one of the Top Ten Theatre Picks by The Boston Globe. In 2014, Jazz Inc produced Escaping the Frame at the Somerville Theatre, uniquely featuring the theater’s rich history in film and stage.
Ms. Heroux teaches master classes and choreographs for dance and theatre companies across New England and has held faculty positions at The Jeannette Neill Dance Studio, Boston Youth Moves, Green Street Studios, Ballet Arts Centre of Winchester, Emerson College, Harvard University, the American Repertory Theatre’s Institute for Advance Theatre Studies, and was director of the Jeannette Neill Children’s Dance Program. Ms. Heroux is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and enjoys both teaching dancers of all ages and experience levels and treating dancers and performing artists as a physical therapist, specializing in preventive care and injury reduction, as well as rehabilitation. She has been on faculty at BAC since 2005.