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    Pro Makeup Tips From Shannon Rugani

    Over the years I’ve learned first hand, that the proper makeup during a performance is very important to ensure that you look your very best. When I am performing and sweating onstage, it can be difficult to...

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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Tips on Touring

    Touring is a great way to see the world and to perform in exciting new cities. I have danced all over the world and have made lots of great memories dancing in beautiful theaters, but tours can...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Nutcracker Season!

    Like many other children, the Nutcracker was my first experience with ballet. I was only 5-years old. I was so impressed by the gorgeous costumes, beautiful dancing and thrilling music that it inspired me to start dancing....

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Dealing with Injuries

    Over the years I have had my fair share of injuries and have learned a few tricks to manage them and get back to dancing quickly and even stronger than before. Here are a few tips: Ice...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani’s Secret Cure for Ingrown Toenails

    As if dancing on my toes wasn’t painful enough, I suffered from ingrown toenails for years. It got to the point that I didn’t even know what a healthy toenail was supposed to look like. I saw...

    • Posted 5 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Teaching

    Teaching has had the biggest impact on my dance career. As a professional dancer I rarely have to break down steps the way I have to as a teacher. Having to translate my thoughts into words has...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Knowing Your Strengths

    In a large company like SFB, every dancer has a different strength and their own unique style of dancing. Each dancer is cast in each performance according to their personal strengths. I spent the beginning of my...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Nutrition: Eating Organic

    Staying in shape on vacations can be a challenge. When I am dancing all  day and performing at night it is easy to stay in great shape. When I take a break, I have to alter my diet...

    • Posted 10 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Rehearsal & Peformance Day

    I am getting ready for Christopher Wheeldon’s U.S. premiere of Cinderella, opening on May 3 and rehearsing 6 different roles for Cinderella! They are the stepmother, Cinderella’s mother, the prince’s nanny, autumn in the four seasons and...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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    Meet Shannon Marie Rugani- San Francisco Ballet, Corps de Ballet

    My name is Shannon Marie Rugani. I am a professional ballerina of 9 years for the San Francisco Ballet. My dancing career so far has been like a dream, yet filled with many years of sweat, determination,...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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