KERRY SHANNON

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“I love performing for kids because when I was young I was really inspired by watching the older girls and now I would like to inspire and be a role model for the younger aspiring dancers.

To take care of myself, I try to eat healthy… but I do like my treats especially ice cream from Milk Craft. I stretch everyday before class and I also take pilates when I can to help with my core.”

Kerry is 13 years old and has been dancing for 6 years. She is a YAGP winner placing 3rd in the Pre-competitive Division for Classical Ballet in 2017 and 2nd place at the Junior Division for Classical Ballet in 2018. She also won 2nd place and 3rd place in the Connecticut Classics 2017 and 2018.

She had the good fortune to perform her variation Odalisque from Les Corsaire at The University Of Hartford's Gala in February 2017 with a full Orchestra. This was a fundraiser for the University and it was a great honor to be asked to perform for the distinguished guests.

Kerry was Clara in the 2015 Nutcracker at the University of Hartford & in the 2016 Nutcracker at the Greenwich Ballet Academy. She is cast as Dew Drop, Mirliton lead, and Snow, in the University Of Hartford’s 2018 Nutcracker.

She spent the last two summers at the School of American Ballet at Lincoln Center and prior summers at Studio to Stage at the University of Hartford, Walnut Hill School of the Arts and Bossov Ballet Theater.

Kerry is currently a homeschooled student. In her free time, Kerry likes to sing. She and her two sisters love spending time together having lots of fun making each other laugh.

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