Stefanie Cohen, MA, RSME
I am one-half of the performance collaborative, Upended Teacups, with Corey Gearhart with whom I also own and curate LIGHT BOX performance space in Detroit.
Our work – taking the form of dance, video, concert performances, and durational, site-oriented installations – explores the inner lives and fantasy worlds of everyday objects and activities.
Since 1997 I have worked as a movement and dance teacher and somatic practitioner, with a particular focus on the integration of bodily awareness and the creative process. I hold a 2011 Masters degree from the University of Central Lancashire, in Dance and Somatic Well-being; completed the 1998 Contemplative Dance year-long program as a facilitator of Authentic Movement; and am registered as a Somatic Movement Educator through the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). I have served as a hospice worker, providing hands-on care and practical and emotional support to terminally ill clients and their caregivers. I am the owner and manager of SOMA: Studio Of Movement Arts in Kerrytown, Ann Arbor, MI, and have worked as a performing artist for more than twenty years, teaching and performing in theaters, festivals, retreats and academic institutions throughout the U.S.