A grant and award winning director, choreographer, dancer and educator, Dustin Stephan has performed and lectured all over the world. A graduate of Indiana University, Dustin earned his Bachelors of Science in Dance from the Department of Kinesiology in 2007.
He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN and was a performer with Walt Disney World Entertainment from 2008 - 2012, cast in many different parades, shows, special events and tapings. Videos of his work has gone “viral” with views on YouTube and Facebook well over 120 Million.
An inductee of the All-Star Clogging Hall of Fame, Dustin has served on the Board of Directors for the National Clogging Organization Since 2012. He founded the Indiana Dance Conservatory in 2010 providing the Artistic Direction until 2015, winning 20 National Championship and 56 Overall titles.
Dustin taught at Indiana University from 2010 - 2015 as an Adjunct Lecturer for both the Department of Theatre, Drama and Contemporary Dance and the Department of Kinesiology. Instructing over 1,000 students during his tenure there, courses taught include; Hip Hop Dance, Contemporary / Modern Dance, Ballroom and Social Dance, Irish Dance and Teaching of Dance Activities.
Currently, Dustin is the Dance Captain and is performing in-residence aboard the Showboat Branson Belle in Branson, Missouri with the all male percussive dance group RHYTHM. He will also be the guest presenter at the ECTA conference in Germany June 2016, lecturing on his unique technique to dance educators from across Europe.
Dustin has toured the Dance & Clogging Circuit as a National Instructor and Adjudicator, presenting his innovative technique and curriculum, for many years. From New York to California, and Internationally, Dustin has mentored thousands of students and participants. Dustin is known for his clear, concise teaching method, his ability to connect with students and his adaptability to any teaching situation and audience.
Dustin is currently in residence aboard the Showboat Branson Belle in Branson, Missouri - so his ability to attend third party events is diminished. He does have some flexibility, however, especially during the off season. To see him in action, you can visit the Branson Belle Box Office to book your tickets and reservations for the 2016 season. Cruises during the busy part of the year do sell out quickly.
You can also contract Dustin to have him Choreograph Routines specifically for you.
Some Notable Past Events Include;
City Slicker Stomp - Kansas City, MO - Missy Shinoski
Clogging Champions of America - Showdown of Champions - CCA
Dance Your Socks Off - Lincoln, NE - Tap This! / Joel Harrison
Dancequest - Minneapolis, MN - Clogging Premier / River City Cloggers
ECTA - European Callers & Teachers Association - Germany - ECTA
Fall Grand Delight - Rochester, MN - Pleasant Valley Cloggers
Hickory Hoedown - Hickory, NC - North Carolina Cloggers Association
The National Clogging Convention - The National Clogging Organization
NCCA - Northern California Cloggers Association
NECC - NH - Northeast Clogging Convention & Competition
Nickel City - Buffalo, NY - Western New York Cloggers
Smokey Mountain Encore - Gatlinburg, TN - Encore
Spring Workshop - Illinois State University - Illinois Prairie Clogging Association
Texas Clogging Rally - Waco, TX - Texas Clogging Council