Stephanie Dufresne

Stephanie is a dancer/actor/singer based in Dublin, Ireland. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Dance at the renowned Rotterdam Dance Academy (Codarts) in the Netherlands in 2012. Since then, she has performed nationally and internationally in works by Luca Silvestrini, Nuno Silva, Marguerite Donlon, John Scott, Jefta van Dinther, Liz Roche, Emma Martin, John Heginbotham, Ariel Cohen and Osnat Kelner, to name but a few.

Stephanie most recently appeared in CARMEN at Bord Gais Energy Theatre and FRANCIS FOOTWORK, directed by David Bolger for CoisCéim Dance Theatre.

More recently, she appeared in Irish National Opera’s remount of LEAST LIKE THE OTHER as part of the Dublin Theatre Festival 2021 and on tour at selected venues.

Before this, Stephanie was one of six dancers in Junk Ensemble/Dumb World’s new work, A DIFFERENT WOLF, for the Cork Midsummer Festival 2019. A Different Wolf featured music by Ex-Isles, a live community choir, and the stage design of Sabine Dargent.

Stephanie recently appeared on television as Ellie in AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT directed by Clare Niederpruem on Hallmark. She played the lead in Laragh McCann’s experimental short HASTA LA VISTA. Hasta La Vista premiered at the Dublin International Film Festival, was recently featured on the RTÉ Player and earned Director Laragh an Audi Discovery Award nomination.

Other credits include the leading role of Karen in the World Premiere of THE RED SHOES by Hans Christian Andersen (in a new version by Nancy Harris) directed by Selina Cartmell at the Gate Theatre, Dublin. THE BYSTANDER directed by Jessica & Megan Kennedy for Junk Ensemble, Irish National Opera’s major production ORFEO ED EURIDICE directed by Emma Martin for the Galway International Arts Festival 2018 and GIRL SONG in Groningen, the Netherlands, as part of the Noorderzon Festival.