NYU Tisch Dance Alumna Stephanie Troyak focus of documentary

Friday, Nov 20, 2020

Text pulled from Press Release for National Arts Centre: 

"NAC Dance is released on November 16 a portrait documentary inviting the public to discover the journey of Canadian-born dancer Stephanie Troyak who joined TWPB in 2017—at just 22 years old."

"This portrait explores Stephanie’s path as she becomes one of the youngest members to be invited to join the storied troupe, the thrill of taking on a role Pina created over 30 years ago, and the challenges of embracing the intensity and beauty of Pina’s seminal dance works in contemporary terms. Dancer, actress and budding choreographer, Stephanie Troyak’s journey is captured alongside the incredible works of the company." 

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Canadian-born Stephanie Troyak has experienced so much in her young life. She started dancing at the age of three, and in 2017 at just 22, she became a member of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Since then she has appeared in over 10 works by Pina Bausch, as well as two new pieces from 2018 by Alan Lucien Øyen and Dimitris Papaioannou. For her role as Anna II in Bausch’s The Seven Deadly Sins she was nominated for the prestigious theater prize Faust in 2018 for the category Best Dancer/Actress. In addition, she was named one of Dance Magazine’s coveted "25 to Watch" for 2019.