Age: 37
Amputee Type: TransTibial

Stephanie Bastos has been dancing since the age of 5. She was a senior in high school at the prestigious New World School for the Arts when she lost her leg below the knee in a car accident. At that point, Stephanie was dancing with the acclaimed Isadora Duncan Dance Company and on her way to a professional dance career. While many would have given up their dream, Stephanie stopped dancing for a mere two months. Once she was fit with her prosthetic limb, she immediately began dancing and hasn’t stopped. Today, she is a professional dancer with two dance groups, Deep Waters Dance Theaters and a brazilian dance company called “Aguas da Bahia”. She is she also the Rehearsal Director for Deep Waters and holds a leadership role with Aguas da Bahia. In addition to being a performance artist, she somehow finds the time to teach dance to middle school students. Click on the thumbnails to read her news articles and view her videos and photos. You may also view Stephanie’s MySpace page at: