b.Hong Kong, 1991
2010 BSc Psychology, University of York, UK
2013 MSc Global Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK
2014 MA Global Communications, University of Southern California, LA
Graduated with First-class Honours in BSc Psychology from the University of York, Stephanie returned to Hong Kong with Double MScs in Global Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and the University of Southern California. She was a fashion editor at Harvey Nichols before becoming a freelancer, and has been engaged in copywriting, content creation and image-making projects with Tsz Shan Monastery, Art Basel, K11 ATELIER and more.
In recent years, she has taken an interest in Tibetan thangka paintings and is trained with Martha Collard as a gong player in meditative practices. Drawing insights from multiple fields of her work, she aspires to embody the essence of non-duality in the healing power of art forms.
In 2021, she was commissioned by the Hong Kong Arts Festival for the production of “Dirty”, a virtual dance dialogue on the existence of body and being and the oneness of life and death. In 2022, she was commissioned to direct and write a dance film that opened discussions on the fragility of life and complex nature of human psychology taken from stage to widescreen and in between. Through the tenderness and delicacy of women’s portrayals, powerful life narratives can apply to both men and women together as humanity.
“In this tender, cinematic inquiry into the making of Love Streams, an upcoming dance opera that fuses two pre-existing librettos – Heart of Coral, a biopic of Republican female writer Xiao Hong, and Women Like Us, a combination of Xixi’s two short stories – with electrifying dance movements, the personal lives of performers overlap and interplay with the characters they play, who are separated by time and space, in a way they could never have imagined.
Oscillating between video essay and documentary, the film weaves interviews, opera lyrics and behind-the-scenes footage into an intricate tapestry of inter-generational conversations on life and death between women, real and fiction.”
– Hong Kong Arts Festival Editor