Stephanie Paul is a Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and ensemble member of Be the Groove, a Chicago based rhythmic performance and education ensemble. In addition to working with BTG, she also teaches dance at Northwestern University, Dance Center Evanston, and Lake Forest Dance Academy. Her love of theater has also led her to the nationally acclaimed Albany Park Theater Project, where she is a Resident Artist and Co- Director. She has also worked with Looking Glass Theatre’s LAB program as a choreographer and composer. Her approach to dance and music instruction is founded in the usage of rhythm as the means of motivating development of ensemble and individual self-confidence.