Author Archives: Shannon Marie Rugani

Heading to Broadway!

I am excited to announce that I am joining the original cast of Christopher Wheeldon’s Broadway debut of “An American in Paris.” I’ve dreamed of being on Broadway since I was a little girl and that dream is finally coming to life. Growing up in Lake Tahoe, I took every dance class offered and I […]

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A Hidden Talent

My passion for dance started through my love of music–I started composing on the piano at the age of four. I used to play for hours and I felt like I could do no wrong because everything sounded so pretty. When I turned five, I developed an ear for music and taught myself how to […]

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Prima Premieres at TriBeCa Film Festival!

Last year I had the opportunity to star in a short film called Prima where I portrayed a young ballerina who copes with the abrupt end to her promising dance career. Alone in a studio, she recalls a life that has already passed. It was my first experience working on camera and also choreographing. I […]

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Finding the Right Shoe

I came to San Francisco Ballet School’s summer intensive on a merit scholarship when I was 14, from a small town. It was my first experience having all my ballet classes in pointe shoes–I had no idea that I could go through them so quickly! My first year in the school, I wore very hard […]

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