About Stephanie Dunlop

Stephanie Dunlop is an Emergency Medicine physician, dancer and choreographer originally from Pensacola, FL! Her passion for dance initially developed starting at the age of 3 when she began training in a ballet conservatory and continued until her college years when she branched out pursuing her passions in modern and contemporary movement. She then danced professionally for and traveled with various dance companies for 7 years while completing her medical education allowing her opportunities to work with many well known and critically acclaimed choreographers and to perform at amazing venues such as the Ailey Theatre in New York City. Her love for teaching initially started with dance and choreography where she loves to push her students to challenge their bodies and try new things allowing her choreographic works to achieve many local and national accolades.
Her love for fitness initially came through barre which she started training in during her professional dance years and continued for many years. She then moved to Waco, TX, where she was approached about teaching herself! She took that leap of faith and has never looked back! She enjoys teaching everything from barre and bounce to cycle! She also has created her own class known as Hip-Hop Cardio Bootcamp which fuses dance fitness with tabata, strength training and barre movement!
She is so excited to now be in Nashville and to continue to pursue all of her passions joining the FreeBird Tribe! Her goal in class is always to bring a fun playlist while also challenging not just your body but also your mindset about what you can achieve!
For more about Stephanie, check out her Instagram @stephdadancer
Certified Refine31 Barre Instructor
Certified Refine31 Cycle Instructor
Certified Refine31 Bounce Instructor
Creator of Hip-Hop Cardio Bootcamp
Words to live by?  Love what you do. Do what you love!
Fav vacation spot? I have loved so many places but my favorite trip so far has been to Dubai! Once in a lifetime type of experience but I hope to go again in the future!
Guilty Pleasure? Reality TV and Italian food (especially pasta!)
Career outside of FreeBird? Emergency Medicine Physician, Dance Instructor/Choreographer
Family? My dad, mom, stepmom, older brother and 3 stepsisters!
City & State you’re from? Pensacola, FL! Gotta love those white sandy beaches!
Favorite type of workout? I love both bounce and Flex. Bounce is so fun while also pushing you to your limits, and I love to balance the high intensity cardio with toning and strength training.
What did you want to be when  you grew up? Professional dancer and Pediatrician! Fortunately, I’ve been blessed to make both of these goals happen! Well, at least the doctor part of the pediatrician one!
Secret Talent? None that I know of!
Favorite music artist that pushes you hard during your workout? I love 90s and 2000s hip hop! Reminds me of some of my best years!
Favorite healthy snack? Almond butter