Stephanie McQuain, an ACDS 2017 graduate, is spending the month of July as a resident of the University of Texas studying with American Ballet Theater. Auditions were held nationwide and she was proud to accept a spot in Austin. Stephanie was a honor student at ACDS, and spent countless hours in the studio perfecting her craft as a ballet dancer. She was the only junior high student selected for the Red River Dance Company’s (RRD) Senior Dance Corps for the 2016-17 season. She has appeared in Nutcracker productions since the age of 3 and was cast as Clara in RRD’s annual Nutcracker production in 2015. Last spring she played the Red Bird in RRD’s production of Peter and the Wolf. Stephanie has previously spent summers studying with Nashville (TN) Ballet and Ballet Magnificat (Jackson, TN).