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Shanna Irwin ’14

Class of 2014, B.F.A in Dance with a concentration in Ballet, Dancer with Complexions Contemporary Ballet and Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal 

“MMC Dance Department was the guide, and support that holds the time which allowed me to refine my physical training individually focused towards my vision of where I was meant to be in the performance world.”


Shanna Irwin grew up in New Jersey where she began training as a competitive dancer. She switched her focus to ballet when she was accepted into The New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble under the direction of Nancy Turano. She spent her summers training with World Dance Movement- Italy, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Vancouver’s Arts Umbrella. Shanna then went on to continue her studies at Marymount Manhattan College. She began touring with Complexions Contemporary Ballet during her senior year, and graduated with a B.F.A in Dance in May 2014. Shanna completed five seasons with Complexions and joined Ballets Jazz Montréal in 2019.