Stephanie Bertumen is a Twin Cities-based actor/singer/dancer. Born in Los Angeles and raised in the Salt Lake City area, she
moved to Minneapolis to pursue her undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota.
In the University’s BA Theatre Arts Program, she focused on physical theater and collaboratively-devised work. During her sophomore year of college, she re-auditioned for and was accepted into the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program. A semester in London (during her third year of the Program) included: performing on Shakespeare’s Globe stage and taking classes at The Globe and the London International School of Performing Arts. The training she received in England sowed important new seeds of technique and artistry that she would go on to cultivate across the pond. Stephanie graduated summa cum laude with distinction with her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting in 2014.
Today Ms. Bertumen considers herself fortunate to spend most of her time in one of the most vibrant theater scenes in the U.S., found in the Twin Cities. She has enjoyed working with such theaters as Mu Performing Arts, Children’s Theatre Company, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, and Ten Thousand Things Theater Company, among others.
Her experience ranges from musicals to texts of classical stature, on-camera to voice-over work, as well as choreographing, assisting as dance captain, and participating in the development of new theatrical works. As the guest choreographer for Chaska High School’s production of “The Great Gatsby” Stephanie had the privilege of employing her love for both dance and teaching, ever inspired by artists in training. She was the choreographer for Old Log Theatre’s production of “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs.”
Firm in her Catholic faith, Stephanie serves as a cantor at The Basilica of Saint Mary, the co-cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Johann Sebastian Bach is quoted as having professed, “I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.” As a person and as an artist Stephanie is desirous of following wherever the Holy Spirit leads.
She treasures her mentors past and present, namely: Randy Reyes, one of her very first influences and someone who continues to be an invaluable guide; and the late Ken Washington who opened major doors for Stephanie to live her dreams. She is also deeply grateful to her family and dedicates her work to the memory of her mother.
Mom, thank you for being my best friend on this journey. I love you boundlessly. Infinitely.