Stephanie Powell

Latin dancer Stephanie began dancing aged four. She is very close to her parents and describes them as "incredible, encouraging and have sacrificed a lot" in order for her and her siblings to pursue their careers.

Fact titleFact data

´╗┐Stephanie entered the competition to expand her vocabulary of dance by working with great choreographers. She says "I am so excited just to be a part of SYTYCD; it's going to be one amazing experience!"

Stephanie began dancing Latin and Ballroom competitively aged 12 but she stopped entering competitions in order to finish her A-Levels. Stephanie then gained a place at Bird College.

The Dorset native's first dance job was in Strictly Ballroom with Lionel Blair, which was later known as Simply Ballroom. She appeared in two tours before moving to Las Vegas with them, which she describes as a "surreal experience of working and partying hard; 10 months was enough".

Stephanie has since worked as dance captain and swing in Dirty Dancing in London's West End, as a backing dancer for Cheryl Cole and most recently as Cha Cha in Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre, London.

Outside of dance, Stephanie has completed a beauty therapy course and also enjoys yoga.

Stephanie's Progress

Showcase Special: Stephanie took part in the group opening dance, the Girls' dance and a Contemporary dance with Danielle, Katrina and Gian Luca.

Round 1: Stephanie did a Commercial routine with Ryan.

Stephanie and Ryan had to dance for their lives, but were was saved by the judges.

Round 2: Stephanie did a Cha Cha Cha with Gian Luca.

Stephanie and Gian Luca had to dance for their lives.

Unfortunately, Stephanie went home.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss