Stephanie Turner | turnermovingcompany@gmail.com

Stephanie Turner is a choreographer, performer and educator based in Providence, RI. Her work evolves from a deep curiosity for learning through the body. For over 15 years she has been practicing and teaching contact improvisation, using the evolving form as the framework to expand both the movement and social/emotional potentials of our relationship with others and the physical world. Enthralled by the unique ability movement has to reveal the absurdities and joys of being human, Stephanie enjoys creating performances that re-enchant everyday life.

She has taught Contact Improvisation and Contemporary Dance as an Adjunct Lecturer at Brown University, Salve Regina University and as a teaching fellow at Hampshire and Smith College. As the founder/director of The Movement Exchange and as an independent artist, she produced dance and theater events, hosting local and international artists. Her choreographic work has been presented in several venues throughout Providence, Boston, Philadelphia and NYC.

Stephanie is currently a Lecturer of Theater Arts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an Adjunct Professor of Dance and Performance Studies at Roger Williams University and teaches classes as a guest artist at Brown University. She is the editorial assistant and marketing developer for Janet Adler’s newest book, Intimacy in Emptiness: An Evolution of Embodied Consciousness. Stephanie is also a performer and choreographer for Jack in the Box Horror. She holds a BFA in dance performance from Rhode Island College and MFA in Choreography from Smith College.