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Stephanie Zalatel


STEPHANIE ZALETEL (they/she) is a choreographer, dance artist, trauma-aware movement facilitator, educator, dream-tender, caregiver, environmentalist, and somatic based mental health advocate based in Los Angeles.

They create captivating and voyeuristic works for various mediums, collaborating with musicians, filmmakers, theater and opera companies. In 2015 they founded SZALT, a feminist dance project which brought their performance based offerings to prestigious venues nationally and internationally including Ford Amphitheater, REDCAT, and BAM, SYD Fest, as well as beloved independent communities in Los Angeles such as Pieter, The Handbag Factory, and LAX Festival. Stephanie is currently dancing in projects for Rosanna Gamson // World Wide and directing an opera-in-development by Danielle Birritella.

Emphasizing programming and artist relations, they are co-founder of WIP alongside Kate Wallich, a new monthly series for dance artists and audiences to engage in discerning discourse and develop long term care surrounding new works.


As a movement facilitator and educator they work from a place of empowerment, emphasizing autonomy, intuition, and empathy for varying levels, ages, abilities, and backgrounds of mover.

They hold a BFA in Dance from California Institute of the Arts and a CE Certificate in Somatic Psychotherapy and Practices from Antioch University.

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