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Nia Simone Stephens



CeCe Teneal’s Portrait of a Queen Concert

Artistic Director: Jeré James

  • A Night of Gospel (August 6, 2016)
  • The Palladium, St Petersburg, Florida (July 30, 2016)
  • Dr Phillips Performing Arts Center (March 5, 2016)

Moore Dance Project

Artistic Director: Dario J. Moore

  • City of Tavares Florida MLK Celebration (2012 – 2014)
  • Sacred Slave Stories (Spring 2012)

Dance Education


Central Florida Ballet, Orlando, Florida

2017 Summer Intensive

Aretuza’s Ballerina Project

Aretuza Garner, Artistic Director
Spring 2017

Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando, Florida

2016 – Current
Contemporary, Ballet, Pointe, Modern and Jazz

Valencia Summer Dance Institute, Orlando, Florida

Valencia College East Campus
Summer 2016
Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, Improvisation, Repertory

Movement Arts Dance and Aerial Studio, College Park, Florida

2015 – Current
Ballet, Pointe, Aerial Arts (Silks, Lyra, Hammock, Tumbling)

Inez Patricia School of Dance (IPSOD), Orlando, Florida

2015 – 2016
Contemporary, Ballet, Horton, Graham, and Jazz

  • IPSOD Company Dance Member
  • Master Class with Sharon Wong, Spring 2016

Alvin Aliey Junior Summer Intensive, New York, New York

Summer 2014
Ballet, Jazz, African, Horton

The Center for Contemporary Dance, Winter Park, Florida

2011 – Current
Contemporary, Ballet, Horton, Graham, and Jazz

  • Pre-Professional Student (2011-2014)
  • Student Concert Participant (2011 – 2014)
  • Rollins College MLK Performance (Choreographer: Dawn Branch) (January 2014)
  • Radio Disney Dancer (Summer 2013)  (Choreographers: Dawn Branch and Jeré James)
  • Master Class with Troy Powell, Artistic Director of Ailey II (Summer 2012)
  • Master Class with Solomon Dumas, Alvin Ailey American Theatre Company Member (Summer 2011)
  • Master Class with Obediah Wright, Artistic Director of Balance Dance Theatre (Summer 2012)

Academic Education


Dr. Phillips High School (DPHS)

Orange County Public School Dance Magnet Student
Kathy Follensbee, Artistic Director

  • 9th Grade Dance Magnet Student
  • Dance in Motion Company Dance Team Member

Howard Middle School (HMS)

Orange County Public School Performing Arts Magnet

  • Honor Roll Student (6th, 7th and 8th Grades)
  • HMS Advanced Dance Magnet Student (6th, 7th and 8th Grades)
  • HMS Elite Dance Team Member (6th, 7th and 8th Grades)
  • All County Middle School Dance Team Member (6th, 7th and 8th Grades)
  • Celebration of Dance Performance