UNIMA CANADA Ontario Section Chair, and newly elected OPA (Ontario Puppetry Association) President
Since January 2019, Stéphanie Filippi is the director of the prestigious SHAW FESTIVAL theater company in Niagara-on-the-Lake, one of the best theater companies in the world. She supervises and coordinates the company’s events.
Based in Niagara since 2016, she first worked as Audience Development Coordinator (bilingual) at the municipality’s First Ontario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines. She then moved on to become Research and Communications Coordinator at Enterprise Niagara where she focused on creating a new bilingual website www.bonjourniagara.com that profiles Niagara’s Francophone community.
She held the position of Director of Sales and Touring at Prologue to the Performing Arts for 14 years and also worked in the tourism and communications sector for Corus Entertainment.
She is an experienced arts administrator dedicated to supporting the performing arts in rural communities and connecting audiences with a variety of enriching artistic experiences to support
cultural identity. She has over 20 years of combined experience in sales and marketing, special event management, fundraising and sponsorship for the corporate and not-for-profit sector.