Teacher Bio

Workshops can be customized. ​Curriculum &

class plans available upon request.

Teacher Résumé

Guest instructor, 2015

MOTH Contemporary Circus Center, Denver, CO

Director: Deena Marcum Selko


Guest instructor, 2014

Aerial Dreamworks, Colorado Springs, CO

Director: Kristy Powell


​Guest instructor, 2011-12

Circus Warehouse, New York City

Director: Suzi Winson

Guest instructor, 2011-12

​Aerialistic Circus & Flying School, Ventura, California

Directors: Gregg & Carmen Curtis



Workshop instructor, 2011

Festival Siguientescena, Querétaro, Mexico

Director: Nancy Moreno

Coach & Resident Choreographer, 2009

Le Studio, children’s school for circus arts, Los Angeles, CA. Director: Nathalie Gaulthier

Workshop instructor, 2009 
The International Meeting Under the Tent (Encuentro Internacional Bajo la Carpa), Circo Sentido, Mexico City. Director: Karen Bernal

Workshop instructor, 2007
Movement Salon, NYC
Managing partner: Daniel Giel

Workshop instructor, 2007
Chelsea Piers Gymnastics, NYC
Director: Peter Korman

Instructor/choreographer, summer 2007
Texas Sports Ranch Gymnastics Camp
Directors: Shannon Miller & Peter Korman


Workshop instructor, 2007
AntiGravity, Orlando, FL

Managing Partner: Daniel Stover

Workshop instructor, 2007
Velocity Arts & Entertainment, Cue Space, Oakland, California. 

Managing Partner: Jeffrey Ferns

Instructor/choreographer, 2007
Project Mosaic, youth circus program, Gymcats, Henderson, Nevada
Director: Mike Rice


Master class teacher, 2006

La Convención Internacional de Circo Y Escena, Puebla, México. Colectivo Circo Sentido, Compañia Rodara & Circomunidad Mexicana.

Director, choreographer & Instructor, 2006
Colectivo Circo Sentido, Body2body Workshop-Showcase​, México, Distrito Federal

​Instructor & performer, 2006
Underground Arts Connection, intensive for young dancers, Chicago, Illinois. Producer & Director, Terry Fox


Workshop instructor, 2006
Colectivo Circo Sentido, México, Distrito Federal

Director: Karen Bernal

Instructor, 2006
La Companya Dance Ensemble, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Artistic Director /Choreographer: Mariela Virna Morassut

Teaching gymnastics for all age groups, from toddlers to senior citizens, was the start of Stephan’s development as an educator. His profession of circus, theater and dance, brought the stage arts to his teaching repertoire. With those disciplines, a natural inclination to invention inspired the sharing of his devising-strategies for creators. Combined with years of introspective personal-growth training, Stephan teaches with more maturity, compassion and understanding than ever.

"Education, at its most engaging, is performance art."

~Jessica Lahey


“Good teaching balances sensitivity of interrelating with spontaneous creativity. Somewhere in that mix is an alchemy that catalyzes both student and teacher.”
~Stephan Choiniere

Gymnastics instructor & choreographer, 1994-2002

The Ailey School, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ailey Junior Division Program, New York City

Director, Tracy Inman

Gymnastics instructor, 1994-2002

Sutton Gymnastics, New York City
Directors: Bill Hladik, Joanne Sotres & Marian Aronson

Assistant Coach, 1994-1995
The Hewitt School Gymnastics Team, New York City (private school for girls)

Gymnastics instructor, 1991-1994
Lincoln Turners Gymnastics, Chicago, Illinois


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