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Shane Farrell

Shane Farrell is a native of Rhode Island and has danced from New York City to Los Angeles, CA. At seven he began taking acrobatics classes and eventually began training in all areas of dance. Shane studied at the Brae Crest School of Ballet and performed with the State Ballet of Rhode Island in such ballets as Coppelia, Walpurgis Night, The Sleeping Beauty, and Giselle. He is a graduate of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston. His television and film credits include MTV’s MADE, FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance, and the 2010 film Hachi. He has guested with companies throughout the northeast and is a frequent guest artist with Spindle City Ballet in Fall River, MA. Shane is currently in his seventh performing season with Island Moving Company in Newport, RI and has just returned from an international tour to Kazakhstan. His choreography for IMC includes Jack and Jill from Mother Goose, four premieres: Pheromone, Luminous, Queens Are Made of Distance and Greasepaint, and Pavo Cristatus, as well as several Great Friends Dance Festival etudes. He has choreographed for the America’s Junior Miss Pageant, Providence College, Wheaton College, as well as dance schools throughout New England. He is excited to be back teaching Ballet for his third year at Kalia Karr!