Stephanie Stanford Shaw has been with Fusionworks since 1992. She served as assistant to the director for the company until September 2016 and is currently the director and primary choreographer for Fusionworks II. In addition to serving as business manager for Fusionworks Stephanie also teaches at the Fusionworks Dance Academy, The Dance Academy and Dancin' Spirit Performing Arts. Stephanie is a member of the Fusionworks Educational Team and has presented programs in schools and community centers throughout the region. She is also a member of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts Artist in Residence Educational Roster. Her work, “All You Need to Know”, was chosen to represent the Rhode Island dance scene as part of the 2002 National Dance Education Organization (NDEO) conference and in 2012 her dance “Turf Wars?” was performed at “Day of Dance” presented by Dance Alliance of Rhode Island and the Massachusetts Dance Education Organization. Stephanie danced for Fusionworks from 1992 to 2014 and before joining Fusionworks Stephanie was a principal dancer with the Cumberland Company for the Performing Arts. Stephanie has a BFA in dance from the Boston Conservatory.