Stephanie Kipfer Beckman
Training with Magdalena Maury, founder of Georgia Youth Ballet
Stephanie began training a the age of 7 at Magdalena Maury’s School of Classical Ballet in Fayetteville, GA. This would be Stephanie’s dance home for the next 11 years, where she was a member of the esteemed Georgia Youth Ballet (GYB), a pre-professional ballet company nationally ranked by the Southeastern Regional Ballet Association. There she was instructed directly under Magdalena Maury herself, who is the founder of the GYB, and joined the performance company. While in the GYB company, Stephanie shared the stage with guest professionals from across the country, including the Cincinnati Ballet. During this time she also studied under Josie Pollock, current Artistic Direction of Georgia Youth Ballet.
Moving to Rome
In 2004 Stephanie moved to Rome, GA to attend Berry College, where she was a member of the Berry College Dance Troupe. During her four years at the college, she performed annually with the Troupe, and was often a featured dancer. Three years after graduating with a degree in Studio Art, she began instructing at Dance Works of Rome, where she has taught pointe, intermediate, and advanced ballet classes for the past 7 years.