As the youngest of three talented girls, Stephanie was eager to follow her sisters footsteps as soon as possible. She began taking classical voice lessons, piano lessons, and ballet classes when she was four years old, and continued diligently throughout her childhood on Guam. In the Opera of the Pacific's production of Puccini's La Boheme, Stephanie proudly joined her mother, who was playing Mimi, on stage as the child soloist. She became the youngest member of Cantata Choir Guam at age 11, and performed at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
After moving to Boulder, Colorado, Stephanie continued to pursue her passion. She was choir president, a soloist in Colorado's All State Choir and All State Jazz Choir, and won Outstanding Choral Person of the Year. Over the summer, she attended the Oberlin Conservatory and Interlochen summer program for Vocal Studies, and competed in NATS Competition, winning 1st place in Classical and 2nd place in Musical Theatre. When she wasn't singing, Stephanie danced with Expressions Dance Company, and worked as the rehearsal/audition accompanist for her local community theatre's production of Les Miserables. Stephanie was introduced to Broadway alums Angela Gaylor and David Ayers, who sparked a new curiosity for musical theatre.
Stephanie spent her freshman year at Northwestern University with a major in Opera/Vocal Performance. After deciding to delve more deeply into theatre, she transferred to University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where she got her BFA in musical theatre. During her time at CCM, Stephanie consistently worked in shows educationally and professionally. (See resume) Her favorite experiences were playing Tuptim in The King and I at St. Louis's The Muny, and playing Cosette in Les Miserables at CCM.
Quickly after graduation, Stephanie joined the original company of the First National Tour of Cinderella, where she understudied Marie. She then moved to New York City to make her Broadway debut in The King and I at the Lincoln Center. After 14 months, she left the show to join the original company of War Paint, featuring Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole, which made its world premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre and transferred to Broadway in January 2017. Stephanie is currently in New York City, where she participates in workshops, cabarets, readings, concerts, and regional theatre. She happily pursues opportunities to create.