Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Uma Shannon Ballet Performance May 23 & 24 at Bowker Auditorium UMass

[photo by Oly Shannon]

Uma Shannon will be performing along with her fellow advanced dancers in East Street Ballet's Spring Showcase 2014 at the Bowker Auditorium at UMass on Friday and Saturday, May 23 & 24 at 7:30pm.

This is part of Uma's senior work, along with the performances she did with The Movery this past week. Uma graduates high school this summer and plans to take a gap year dedicated to dance and her various passions: textile arts, pottery and music. She also plans to take a few college courses.

The performances will include a mixed repertory program featuring excerpts from Swan Lake, arranged by Carlos Molina, and original works by Uma's teachers Carlos Molina, George Birkadze, Claire Maurey, and Tekla Kostek.

Tickets are for sale at the box office on both performance nights. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors & students, $10 for children (12 and under.).

You can also help Uma further her dance studies by donating to her Indiegogo fundraiser to help supplement her scholarship to the Hartt Summer Ballet Intensive . For further information, visit her Facebook and Indiegogo pages at :

Uma is the daughter of John and Miranda Shannon and grand-daughter of Nancy Simmons and the late Barrie Simmons, among the earliest students of Choegyal Namkhai Norbu.

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