" All that is important is this moment of movement.  Make the moment important, vital, and worth living.  Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused."- Martha Graham

      Snow Scene

Choreography by Ms. Stephanie


Ms. Stephanie has been a classical ballet dancer for over 35 years, training in the Russian ballet style. She was a member of the Central Valley Civic Ballet Company for six years in performance and competition dancing. Ms. Stephanie has lived in Hollister for over 20 years. She has instructed at San Benito Dance Academy since its inception, and has watched as it has evolved over the years. Ms. Stephanie teaches all ballet levels through advanced pointe. "I most enjoy watching my students transform on stage into something greater than they could ever imagine. My philosophy is: work hard and dance with purpose. I am privileged to work with such committed dancers who truly inspire me."

Ms. Stephanie currently dedicates her love for dance and performance arts to the Adult Dance Program at SBDA, infusing lyrical and contemporary styles into fun choreography and a disciplined ballet barre warmup in her Adult Ballet-Lyrical fusion classes.

Stephanie Hicks

 Instructor of: Adult Ballet & Lyrical Fusion styles,

Advanced Ballet, Pointe and Partnering Choreographer