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Shannon Lewis is a creative force who is passionate about her unique vision of storytelling through the collaborative process of theatre, television and film.
As a performer, she has a 25 year Broadway legacy.
Her performance of “I Gotcha” in the Tony Award winning original Broadway cast of FOSSE along with 10 blockbuster Broadway musical credits, the Radio City Rockettes and countless television and film appearances, have solidified her iconic status in the dance and theatre worlds.
Conceiving, creating and executing as a producer, director and choreographer, Shannon brings a fresh and innovative point of view to her work. Her expertise in all levels of content ranges from small, focused solo scenes to original live theatrical events, to complex network television production numbers.
She founded FIRESTART Creative; developing impactful and original creative projects for film, theatre, television and live events.
Recently, Shannon was the Creative Director and Choreographer of the "We Need Ads" Opening Sequence starring TED at the NBCU Upfront at Radio City Music Hall. She has also choreographed multiple digital and live projects for NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, THE TONIGHT SHOW with Jimmy Fallon and HBO's LAST WEEK TONIGHT with John Oliver.
Shannon is the Choreographer of the groundbreaking world premiere new musical THE SECRET SILK by Stephen Schwartz, John Tartaglia and Jim Henson Creature Shop.
She released the original dance short sensations "JOY~FULL","MY DISCARDED MEN SUITE", "DON"T GO","SWAY" and "PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES" which she produced, conceived, directed and choreographed.
Shannon has been a reconstructeur and Master Educator for the VERDON/FOSSE Legacy, setting and passing on her formidable knowledge of the work of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon.
She is also an adjunct professor in the Commercial Dance BFA Program at Pace University in NYC, and on faculty at world renowned studios STEPS on Broadway and Broadway Dance Center in NYC, where she teaches popular, sold out classes.
Born in Toronto, now a dual citizen of the US/ Canada. Shannon is based in her beloved New York City.
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