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Shawn Short, Producing Artistic Director

Brooke Senger, Apprentice

Brooke joined Dissonance in 2016. She grew up in Cary, IL where she began dancing at the Judith Svalander School of Ballet. She graduated in May of 2016 with a B.S. in Dance-Arts Administration from Butler University where she studied under Marek Cholewa, Larry Attaway, Michelle Jarvis, Stephan Laurent, Susan McGuire, Cynthia Pratt, Derek Reid, Laura Byram, and Rosanna Ruffo. There, she performed lead roles as the Spanish Princess in Swan Lake and the Lead Angel in The Nutcracker, and Lesley Telford’s original work Anamnesis. In 2014, she toured Europe performing with the Butler Ballet. She has also trained with the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Joffrey Ballet School, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Elements Contemporary Ballet, River North Dance Chicago and the American Dance Fesitval.

Brooke Senger

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