BROADWAY DANCE + BROADWAY FIT
Stephanie Hengstenberg grew up in Lewisville dancing with Lewisville Dance Academy, Top Hat Dance Center, and Ballet Dallas. She then created a professional performing career after graduating from Sam Houston State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Stephanie participated in the entertainment biz on Norwegian Cruise Lines, performed as a swing for the Radio City Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, and many regional theater shows and tours before “moving to the other side of the table” as a Casting Director for Stiletto Entertainment and Holland America Cruise Line. She found that helping other performers to get their “sea legs” was extremely rewarding, and enjoyed the ability to give feedback to any performer who wanted to know more about their audition. After getting married to her best friend and creating a super fun family, a move into the corporate world brought them “home” to Texas from Los Angeles. Stephanie spent a good decade learning about sales, management, healthcare, and corporate organization before branching off on her own to build a business surrounding health and wellness with the company Isagenix. She is studying for her certification in Holistic Health Care, and soon plans to help performers from a “whole health” perspective combining mental and physical wellness coaching. Her opinion is that the mental game is a skill that needs to be honed, and the physical game needs to be at 100% as well. Getting healthy herself inspired Stephanie to get back into the studio by creating “Broadway Fit” when other dance cardio classes weren’t playing the music she would rather hear. She is thrilled to be able to teach the Broadway style classes and dance cardio (to other music) as well, and hopes to leave her performers a little more inspired and happy than when they entered her class!