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Stephanie Scherpf

Stephanie Scherpf
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Stephanie Scherpf is a Boston-based freelance writer who writes primarily on arts and culture. She has published work in The Journal of Education/Pedagogy/Cultural Studies, The Journal of Haitian Studies, Dance Magazine, Sawubona, OkayAfrica, Proler, Out There Travel Guide, Lowveld Living and LaHabana.com, among other sources. Stephanie received a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Virginia and an M.A. in English Literature at the University of Washington. In addition, Stephanie is a non-profit professional with nearly twenty years of experience in arts management leadership. Stephanie co-founded the Haitian dance organization Jean Appolon Expressions in 2011 and served as Executive Director for the organization’s first five years. She has held recent leadership positions with Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium (Project Director) and El Sistema USA (Managing Director) at New England Conservatory. From 2005-2008, she lived in Maputo, Mozambique where she was the Founder and Project Manager of a grassroots project called “Dance for Life,” done in partnership with a local dance company and funded by foreign embassies and corporations. From 2000-2005, she served as the Director of Outreach and Education at Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) in Seattle, Washington.