Stephanie Ochoa began her dance education at eight years old, studying Ballet and Jazz with Paula Magee of Silverton Ballet & Performing Arts Co. While earning her B.A. degree at Western Oregon University, she extensively studied Tap, Hip-Hop, African, and Modern dance.
Stephanie began teaching in 2001, instructing young children in Ballet and Jazz at the Silverton Ballet, and in 2004 she taught Vagonava Style Ballet at Corvallis Academy of Ballet.
In September, 2005 she realized her dream of sharing Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip-Hop with the wonderful students of the West Valley, opening Dallas Ballet & Academy of Dance.