Stephanie Zaletel (artistic director of szalt), born and bred in Las Vegas, NV completed her BFA in Dance Performance/Choreography with a minor in Humanities at the California Institute of the Arts in 2012. Upon graduating, Stephanie has performed for locally and internationally renowned choreographers ranging among Barak Marshall, Lindsey Lollie, Stephanie Nugent, Colin Connor, Jordan Saenz, and in Danielle Agami's Ate9 dANCEcOMPANY. Along with dancing in Ate9, Stephanie also worked closely with Danielle Agami as the company’s stage manager, administrator, and rehearsal director in 2013-2014. Stephanie has performed and presented her own creative work in numerous Los Angeles venues including REDCAT, ARC (Pasadena), Highways, Live Arts Los Angeles, The Electric Lodge, Pieter Performance Space, and ArtShare LA. Stephanie has taught contemporary/modern dance for all ages as well as movement classes for children with Down Syndrome at Lineage in Pasadena and is on the Pieter Performance Space Council.