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Stephanie Bissonnette Broadway Cast Member, Died At 32

Stephanie Bissonnette

The dancer, choreographer, and instructor had previously spoken publicly about her struggle with medulloblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer. Stephanie Bissonnette, a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and member of Mean Girls the Musical died. The dancer made her Broadway debut as Dawn Schweitzer in the original Mean Girls the Musical. She was also included in Ensemble, a documentary about Broadway dancers and their challenges a year after COVID-19 brought the world to a halt. Mean Girls the Musical paid tribute to the performer on social media on Sunday.

Tributes to Stephanie Bissonnette:

“Our hearts are devastated as the Mean Girls community mourns Stephanie Bissonnette’s passing,” the programme said on Twitter. “Stephanie, our original Dawn Sweitzer, was a member of our Broadway company from our first performance to our last. She brought humour and friendship to our theatre, inspired us with her battling spirit and bravery, and graced our stage with the fiercest talent Broadway has ever seen.” “During this time, our thoughts are with Stephanie’s family, friends, and the whole Mean Girls community,” the show concluded. “We shall miss her deeply and encourage everyone to do something they enjoy today in her honour.”

Who is Stephanie Bissonnette?

Who is Stephanie Bissonnette


Stephanie Bissonnette was an American stage choreographer most known for her work on the Broadway musical Mean Girls, in which she played Dawn Schweitzer. She was also included in Ensemble, a Broadway on Demand documentary about Broadway dancers managing the COVID-19 closure. Bissonnette attended the Conservatory of the Performing Arts at Point Park University. She worked as a choreographer for The Muny, Riverside Theatre, Seven Angels Theatre, and Shakespeare Theatre Company in addition to her theatre work. She was diagnosed with medulloblastoma in 2019 and died on December 17, 2022, at 32.

How did Stephanie Bissonnette Die?

How did Stephanie Bissonnette Die


Her cause of death has not been announced; according to Playbill, the choreographer was candid about her struggle with medulloblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer. She was diagnosed in 2019 after sensing something unusual in her brain while tumbling, which resulted in surgery a few days later. Bissonnette announced her radiation treatment completion on Instagram in April 2019: “Thanking the Lord for his love and light through this. Friends, we can only go higher from here.” When she wasn’t performing, Bissonnette was a popular teacher. She taught contemporary musical theatre dance in New York City for many years. “The BDC family mourns the passing of our wonderful friend Stephanie Bissonnette,” Broadway Dance Center, where she predominantly taught, said in an Instagram story tribute.

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