NJDTE Alumna Steffi Cheong Soars with ODC in San Francisco
"This is wonderful news for so many reasons. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to watching NJDTE grow even more," she said. "NJDTE was the perfect nest for me to discover my potential and jumpstart my passion."
During Steffi's senior year at SUNY Purchase, she joined DanceWorks Chicago where she toured nationally and internationally for two years. She currently resides in San Francisco working with ODC, and recently returned from a tour to Victoria, British Columbia. Steffi also graces the cover of the ODC/Dance Downtown season brochure! Check it out >>
Of her experiences on the West Coast, Steffi said, "I'm really enjoying it! 40 weeks of work a year, health insurance, benefits, doing what I love, living in California, is all more than I could ask for. The city is so vibrant, and the weather is always nice. I love going to work every day because the ODC building is full of natural light and people that want to dance. The dancers in the company always generate the movement and the directors sculpt it. I do miss working with choreographers and being fed direct movement, but this is a new challenge that forces me to dive deeper into creativity."
Congratulations on all your accomplishments, Steffi! We are so proud of you and the beautiful artist you've become!