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Shanna Irwin


Shanna Irwin, USA, grew up in New Jersey where she began training as a competition dancer. She switched her focus towards ballet when she was accepted into The New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, under the direction of Nancy Turano.  She spent her summers with World Dance Movement- Italy, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and The Vancouver Arts Umbrella.


Irwin went on to continue her studies at Marymount Manhattan College, under the direction of Katie Langan. Shanna began touring with Complexions Contemporary Ballet during her senior year, and graduated with a BFA in Dance in May 2014. She completed five seasons with Complexions, and in 2019 accepted a position with Ballets Jazz Montreal under the direction of Louis Robitaille.


Shanna is continuing into her fifth season with BJM touring the world performing the works of Crystal Pite, Juliano Nunes, Aszure Barton, Andonis Foniadakis, among others. 

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