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Shawn Short, Producing Artistic Director

Shannon Evans, Senior Artist

Shannon joined Dissonance in 2014. She graduated from The University of Akron as a B.F.A. dance major in the Spring of 2014. She has worked and performed with the STREB company, DancEvert Company, Avant-Scene Danse, and Neos Dance Theatre. She originally started her training under Judy Williams Henry at Movement Laboratory, in which she toured and performed in Italy, New Orleans, and the United Nations. She also trained with the Salzburg International Ballet Academy under Jania Batista, Fernando Coelho, and Peter Breur. In 2008, Shannon was selected to attend the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts and performed works by Jorge Laico, Billy Hartung, and David Pressan.

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