Steph DeLacy, Theatre Programs Coordinator, Instructor

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Steph made her stage debut at age 5 as a tap-dancing "groovy chicken", and hasn't looked back! 

She studied tap, jazz, and modern during her 14 years with her studio, and taught herself how to hip hop shortly after. Steph was a very active member of her middle school and high school drama departments, and graduated with her BA in Theatre from St. Ambrose University. In her time there, Steph was able to explore acting, stage management, and design work, but ultimately chose to combine her two passions by focusing on choreography.

Professionally Steph was on the staff with the Bettendorf Family Museum for nearly a decade. For eight of those years she was a lead dance instructor for the museum and helped develop programming. In particular, Steph was instrumental in integrating storytelling into their dance recitals, creating a theatrical narrative. During the last two years at the museum, Steph was the Volunteer/Play Pal coordinator, leading a large team of staff and volunteers.

Steph has served in many roles theatrically over the years: dance teacher, choreographer, stage manager, and director. In all these roles, Steph loved having the opportunity to work with and inspire a new generation of actors and dancers. Most recently Steph choreographed 'Les Miserables: School Edition' at North High School and ‘Shrek the Musical’ for Quad City Music Guild, among others. This school year, she will be directing ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ and choreographing ‘Mary Poppins,’ as well as other school musicals.

Steph was thrilled to serve as the choreographer for the DJT mainstage productions of 'Pegora the Witch' and 'Seussical, Jr.'  Steph is enjoying meeting all of the wonderful students and families involved at DJT in her theatre coordinator role, and is grateful for the opportunity to continue serving as a Broadway and Acting instructor. Steph lives in Davenport with her two very dramatic cats.