Shannon Ferrante



Shannon holds a BFA in Performance from Wayne State University, where she spent a summer studying at the Moscow Art Theatre, and an MFA in Directing from the University of California, Irvine where she taught Movement and Directing.  She is a certified yoga instructor at the RYT 200 level and a certified Contact Improv teacher in the Loui Movement Technique. Shannon has taught classes and workshops at studios and theaters across the Midwest including Yoga Six, The Spa at Trump Tower, Vagabond School of the Arts, Wayne State University, Shattered Globe Theatre, and Filament Theatre. She is fully invested in the mind-body connection and its lasting impact, and is thrilled to be sharing her passion and skills with people from all walks of life.

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