Dancing since she was three years old, Stephanie refused to let her December 2015 cancer diagnosis prevent her from pursuing her passion. Determined to use her journey as a platform to educate others about cancer, Stephanie created her own hashtag: #cancermessedwiththewrongdancer. As a girl who loved her hair, she was terrified of losing her locks, but realized that losing her hair made her feel free. Stephanie has learned, “I am imperfectly perfect just the way I am.” While undergoing chemotherapy, Stephanie did not miss one dance practice or competition. Stephanie performed a contemporary piece at Radio City for the 2016 Garden of Dreams Talent Show and then danced again on the Great Stage at the Christmas Spectacular Opening Night in November 2016.