Stephanie Risser Loveira began studying dance at an early age, starting with Ballet and moving on to Modern, Jazz, and Tap. After earning a BFA in Dance Pedagogy at the University of Hartford/School of the Hartford Ballet, she taught in Pennsylvania and Connecticut while beginning to experiment with partner dancing. After a few years, Stephanie moved to Philadelphia to direct a ballet program and began teaching Ballroom and Latin. After a brief time competing in International Latin, Stephanie began competing professionally in Hustle. After winning many Hustle championships and becoming one of the premiere Hustle dancers, she started competing in West Coast Swing as well. In only a few years Stephanie has reached the All-Star WSDC points level, and begun to work her way up in the West Coast Swing community. She has also continued teaching many forms of dance including American Smooth, American Rhythm, Ballet, Jazz, and Modern. Since moving to Charlotte from Philadelphia in 2017 Stephanie has begun teaching classes in the Lake Norman and Charlotte area, as well as travelling the country competing, teaching and judging. Her versatility has created a great knowledge base and a special style that she is happy to share with anyone willing to learn! Stephanie has expanded her reach by joining forces with Angela McCabe to create Sparklage Productions. Together they host multiple events in the Philadelphia area, including Swustlicious: The Ultimate Crossover Social, a West Coast Swing and Hustle competition.