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    Ballerina in San Francisco, Actress in New York City!

    The cast of An American in Paris has brought people together from all artistic arenas. This show has created a unique blend of dancers, singers and actors. With such a diverse cast it might be difficult to...

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    My First Week on Broadway!

    I finished my first week of rehearsals on Broadway and it has been such an amazing experience. My new colleagues are true professionals and amazingly talented – I feel so honored to be a member of this...

    • Posted 6 days ago
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    Support San Francisco Ballet on World Ballet Day!

    Last week I filmed a Kickstarter video to raise money so San Francisco ballet can participate in the upcoming World Ballet Day live. The event is very exciting and I am thrilled to be one of the...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    From the Ballet to Broadway!

    I have some really exciting news to share with all of you. I am joining the original cast of the Broadway production of An American in Paris! I have wanted to go to Broadway since I was...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Well Deserved R&R in Nice, France!

    I have a month off to recover from San Francisco Ballet’s tour at the Les Etes de la Danse Festival in Paris. I decided to travel to the south of France with my husband for a week...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    A Parisian Performance Worth 17 Bows!

    It’s my tenth anniversary with San Francisco ballet and I am celebrating at the Etes de la Danse festival in Paris. My first tour with San Francisco Ballet was here in Paris a decade ago and it...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – Back to the Barre!

    First week back from a summer break is always a challenge. There is nothing like wearing pointe shoes all day for the first time in weeks. Ouch! It is hard to kick back in gear and rehearse...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Shannon Marie Rugani – All That Jazz

    After my crazy performance season, I needed a break from ballet. But that doesn’t mean that I need a break from dance! I love taking jazz classes on my summer breaks each year. I have so much...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Shannon Rugani Shares Her Dressing Room Essentials

    It took me years to figure out exactly what I needed to prepare for performances. Below is my “go to” list of things I like to have on-hand to prepare for performances. I call it my Ballerina...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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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...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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