Steph Paul

2021 Princess Grace Award
Nominated by: Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Ron and Vicki Simms Theater Honor


Steph Paul is a director/ choreographer/ performer/ educator who clears space for uninhibited, physical truth. What comes up must come out. In her life and work, she weaves together her lived experience as a first-generation Haitian-American, body percussionist, dancer, athlete, and is passionate about art as a means to build a team. Recent credits include: The Last Match (Writers Theatre), How to Defend Yourself (Victory Gardens Theater, Humana Festival), The Wolves (Studio Theatre -Helen Hayes Award, Outstanding Choreography in a Play). Next, Steph will be directing and choreographing The Royale (Kansas City Repertory Theatre) and co-directing How to Defend Yourself (New York Theatre Workshop). She is an Artistic Associate of Chicago Dance Crash and a proud member of SDC. She is also Serena Williams’ biggest fan and in awe of the improbable comeback.

Photo credits: Liz Lauren, Jonathan Roberts, Kristi Jan Hoover, Teresa Wood, Zach Gibson