Modelling and Mentoring Coach
As one of the leading experts in her field as a national and international performing artist, Stephanie brings her wealth of experience and her contagious enthusiasm to the Sydney School of Protocol. Her extensive experience in performing, castings, brand representation and in the media highlights the key foundations of personal brand and posture, poise and body alignment.
After completing 28 episodes as choreographer for the international children’s dance/music television program ‘The Fo Fo Figgily Show’ in Abu Dhabi in October 2015, Stephanie Maddren returned to Australia to give birth to her first child. She will return to choreograph for the next two series of the program but until filming commences, will remain in Australia to continue her performance and teaching career.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2007, Stephanie came to national attention as a competitor on the original series of So You Think You Can Dance. Immediately after the television show, Stephanie was asked by the competition’s leading judge, Jason Coleman, to become his head contemporary teacher at his brand new studio, ‘Jason Coleman’s Ministry of Dance’ in Melbourne. Although young for this position, Stephanie had previously studied under Sue Peacock, Nanette Hassall, Sandra Parker and Rosalind Newman at WAAPA and spent an extended time on secondment at Expressions Dance Co in Brisbane, working with Justin Rutzou giving her a wealth of experience to share in her classes.
Stephanie relocated to Melbourne for the opportunity to teach, but her reputation from the television show compelled her to also combine her teaching program with a busy commercial dance performance schedule throughout Australia and New Zealand.
From early 2008, Stephanie established very strong relationships and continued performance dance credits alongside Australia’s top commercial choreographers including Alana Scanlon, Sally Clark, Marco Panzic, Mashum Liberta and Debbie Graham.
Stephanie has also continued to perform as a contemporary and ballet dancer throughout the country as a soloist performing in venues including the Sydney Opera House (Unleashed Awards opening solo/duo), the Crown Palladium, Melbourne (New Years Eve performances), the Quarry Amphitheatre, Perth (Visible Dance Co’s season “Sphere”).
She has headed long running advertising campaigns as a model for brands such as Zoggs International, NIB Health Insurance, Fosters, Blanco and Szabo.
Remaining a passionate teacher, alongside her husband, Stephanie conducts workshops throughout NSW for aspiring performing professionals. Here, Stephanie teaches dance and also advises how to make long-term and continued dance careers within Australia. This is something, which almost ten years on, she is proud to say she herself has accomplished.