From Broadway to the sea: Shannon Lewis and ‘The Secret Silk’

Many Dance Informa readers might recognize Shannon Lewis as the “I Gotcha” girl in the original Broadway company of FOSSE.  With over 10 other Broadway shows under her belt, Lewis has worked with some of the most esteemed choreographers in the business. But now, Lewis is making a name for herself in another part of the Playbill.  More recently, Lewis’s performing has taken a backseat to her own choreographic endeavors.  And, as much as we love watching her dance on stage herself, her choreography is taking land (and sea!) by storm.  Whether creating an individualized solo routine for Pace University’s senior showcase, launching a national musical theater tour, or serving as guest faculty for Jacob’s Pillow, Lewis excels at it all.  Requiring strength, technique, and acting chops, Lewis’s aesthetic is an exciting juxtaposition of athleticism and elegance—the kind of choreography that almost every girl wants to dance…READ MORE

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