10 QUESTIONS WITH ARTISTIC DANCE INSTRUCTOR STEPHANIE ESCOBEDO
Stephanie is an owner/instructor at Through the Body Dance & Fitness. She has been teaching dance and fitness classes for nine years. When Stephanie isn't teaching, you can find her spending time with her two chihuahuas, watching WWE (guilty pleasure), or napping. She loves to nap!
What’s your favorite book?
The Rules of Attraction
Favorite TV show?
When did you realize you wanted to share your passion/skill?
Probably at the age of 7; I would make my sister and all the neighbor kids put on performances of dances I created. Yes, I was super bossy. But I really discovered my passion for teaching in college when I got to teach all different age groups dance.
Did you go to school for your craft or teach yourself?
Yes, I went to Columbia College Chicago and studied modern dance.
If you could choose a spirit animal what would it be?
Can it be a person? Because I always say Rihanna is my spirit animal. I love her style and her attitude.
What makes you laugh until you cry?
The movie This is the End or anything Danny McBride is in.
How do you like to spend your weekend?
Teaching class then a boozy brunch, afternoon nap then a night out with my husband.
What’s your favorite city and why?
Hard question! Chicago will always always have my heart! Besides Chicago, I would have to say Vegas because I love the history of the gangsters and movie stars there. Plus all the burlesque shows and amazing dancers. I love walking around seeing all the lights and the high energy.
Where do you find inspiration?
I like to follow like-minded fitness professionals and dance studios on Instagram. Youtube always is a good go to when I'm in need of choreography inspiration!
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