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Artist Spotlight: Shawnna Rose Davidson

Shawnna Rose-Davidson has been a a teaching artist in the Rochester region for many years, as a professor of Hip Hop Dance at the Rochester Institute of Technology, in programs for the Rochester City School District and Recreation Centers, and as Owner and Artistic Director of Miracles Dance Center. Shawnna started her career as an original member of the Rhinos Rage Dance Team. She then went on to teach in many prestigious studios in Rochester. Shawnna has choreographed music videos, musicals, stage productions and pageants, and is an award winning Cheer Dance instructor and Pop Werner choreographer. Her dancers have won various awards and platinum dance titles in competition. Former students have gone on to perform on Broadway and Disney on Ice.




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For almost 55 years, Young Audiences of Rochester (YA) has been the premier provider of arts learning experiences in the Greater Rochester region. One of 30 self-supporting affiliates in the national Young Audiences, Inc. network, YA is the catalyst and connection to practicing, professional teaching artists that deliver artistically excellent, academically relevant and educationally effective art programs.


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