Arts. Culture. Recreation. Business
As an artist entrepreneur I am passionate about assisting to reach your fullest potential in the business model you are operating in through innovative, creative business management services.
From digital marketing, e-commerce and web development, graphic design, and business contracts ArtWithSas specializes in full-service business solutions for every stage of your growth.
Whether you are shifting your services, or launching a new product I work with you to connect the dots with a realistic, timely action-plan to help you reach your goals in every department of your organization.
With over 14 years of business ownership, management experience, and community engagement experience combined with a post-secondary education I am passionate about saving you time and trouble by getting to the point, and getting it done.
Most recently she launched a successful fitnes and wellness podcast that made local news, 3 months into inception and launched her first e-commerce store.
Stephanie served as Manitoba’s Trainer from 2019-2022 for Cultural Human Resources Council's, Maintaining Respectful Arts Workplaces As a Trainer, she educated arts and cultural organizations on how to create safer spaces for artists and arts administrators across all disciplines.
In 2019, she founded Difie Inc. (www.difiedance.org) and currently serves as the Artistic Director. D.I.F.I.E Manitoba’s 1st cross-cultural dance and wellness not for profit organization, focused on removing barriers to performing arts education services for performers with disabilities. Using her extensive research she gathered from over 15 years of experience as a performance artist and educator and academic research she formed Difie's trademarked services, Defying Educators and Defy Dance programs. Performance Arts and Fitness Educators have can get certified to teach Difies programs and learn how to become inclusive educators.
In 2008 she formed Difinity Dance Studio & Productions (www.ddsp.ca), a mobile cross cultural dance and fitness education company that provides workshops, online classes and summer camps to communities across MB. D.D.S.P offers online educator certification/ program license for educators in WorldDance TM. Yoganastics TM. StreetDance TM. She has spearheaded several dance theatre productions in Winnipeg mentoring emerging performers with varying disabilities providing them unique opportunities to explore and discipline their craft. In addition she has provided performance arts and fine arts education and mentored educators in rural communities through partnership with cultural organizations to establish accessible arts education. In 2020 when the pandemic began she shifted her focus to providing dance education online through her YouTube channel while welcoming her second son into her family. She now serves as a consultant to arts and cultural organizations and arts entrepreneurs in the form of human resources, business, event, marketing management, and organizational development and innovation.
As a former body artist, with her old company SASDesigns she provided professional family and corporate entertainment as a certified temporary tattoo artist, face painter, caricaturist, clown, mascot, and Emcee. She has entertained audiences working in theatre, web series, and independent films for over 6 years serving the province of Manitoba at a variety of events.
Prior to becoming a artist entrepreneur Stephanie was a Manager in hospitality and retail, and worked in a variety of community-centered roles including as a Recreation Leader, Employment Facilitator, Security Officer and Program facilitator.