Stephen Baranovics began dancing at the age of twelve in New Orleans under Gale Parmelee. He continued his training at Harkness School of Ballet and The Washington School of Ballet, later performing professionally with the National Ballet of Washington, Houston Ballet, Basel Ballet in Switzerland and the Dutch National Ballet. After retiring from the stage, Baranovics graduated from American University and worked for America’s Most Wanted. He now devotes his time to teaching dance as a member of The Washington School of Ballet faculty and using his talents in photography to portrait children, dancers and other artists. His photography has appeared on national television, in dance publications and in The Washington Post, where he has received two awards.