Stephanie Thompson

Stephanie is Managing Director at Ten Thousand Things, where she gets to marry her love of data with her love of great theater and inspiring artists. She is also co-founder of Soma Studios, a physical theatre studio in Minneapolis.

Prior to her work at TTT, she served as executive director, faculty, and company member at Dell’Arte’ International in Blue Lake, CA. While in Blue, Lake, she also co-founded the Blue Lake Education Foundation, the Humboldt Arts and Culture Coalition, and the Blue Lake Rising grant program. Stephanie also served on the faculty of the MFA Acting program at University of Missouri Kansas City, and has taught throughout the United States in the areas of mask, puppetry, commedia, clown, acting, community engagement, and entrepreneurship in the arts.

As a performer, Stephanie has worked in the U.S. and abroad as an actor, clown, puppeteer, stunt double, and commedia performer with companies such as Dell’Arte International, The New Pickle Circus, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Kenneth Feld Productions, California Revels, and Tears of Joy Theatre.