Rosemarie is a Toronto-based dance artist, teacher and award-winning choreographer. Having been taught by leading industry educators and professionals across Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe, Rosemarie holds a Master of Arts Degree with Distinction in Contemporary Dance and a Postgraduate Diploma in Performance with the EDge Company, both from the London Contemporary Dance School in London, England. She also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ryerson University in Theatre Performance: Dance.
As a dancer, Rosemarie has worked for local and international choreographers such as Debra Brown (Cirque Du Soleil), Patti Wilcox, David Earle, Alexander Whitley (GB), Allen Kaeja, Emmanuelle LePhan, Jorge Crecis (ES), William Yong, Valerie Calam, Philippe Blanchard (FR), Tom Roden (GB) and Joseph Toonga (GB). As a performer, she has worked for and alongside local companies such as: Alias Dance Project, Cadence Ballet, Lady Luck Productions, The Dance Migration, A2D2 - Aerial Dance Cirque Company and international companies: Scottish Dance Theatre (GB), SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance (AT), Le Marchepied (CH), Jasmin Vardimon 2nd Company (GB), Regionteatre Väst (SE), Company Chameleon (GB) and 2 Faced Dance Company (GB). Throughout her career Rosemarie has toured across Europe and the United Kingdom as a dancer, teacher and choreographer. She can be seen in numerous television commercials, has performed in touring shows, industrials, independent feature films, music videos, live theatre and performed alongside Madonna in 2014.
Ms. Stea is currently Artistic Manager at The Maple Academy of Dance, where her high acclaim awards her numerous Overall High scoring routines, Teacher Recognition, Choreography and Top Teacher awards year after year. She is also on faculty at The Carret Dance Conservatory where she teaches for both the Classical Ballet and Contemporary Divisions. Her involvement in education also includes teaching for educational institutes, private dance studios and pre-professional programs across Canada including the Peel and York District School boards, The School of Cadence Ballet, the Toronto Dance Teacher Expo and Dance Attack Workshops. As a freelance artist, she has choreographed for musical ensembles, independent dance films, professional photo shoots and is a highly sought after adjudicator for various regional and national dance competitions throughout Ontario. Students’ accomplishments include acceptances to highly acclaimed summer intensives and schools including: York and Ryerson Universities (Toronto), Simon Fraser University (Vancouver), The Royal Ballet School (London), Arts Umbrella (Vancouver), Paris Opera Ballet School (France), The School of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (New York), Ellison Ballet (New York), San Francisco Ballet School (San Francisco), University of North Carolina School for the Arts (North Carolina) and The American Ballet Theatre (New York).
Key memberships: Dance Masters of America (DMA), Dance Ontario, Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD).