Shannon M Pickett

School of Dance


Shannon Pickett received her initial ballet training under Christine Fossemalle in Hot Springs, AR, and Barbara Ebert in Topeka, KS.  In high school she began performing with Ballet Midwest, a civic ballet company in Topeka. She continued to teach, perform, and assist company productions with Ballet Midwest as an adult. Shannon danced lead roles in ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella,  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and The Nutcracker.  Shannon studied dance on scholarship at The University of Kansas with Jerel and Krystyna Hilding, both former Joffrey Ballet dancers. She performed leading roles in original ballet, jazz, and modern works with the University Dance Company while completing her BA in English. Shannon has taught dance for twenty years, and has been teaching and performing at LAC for 8 years, specializing in ballet. Shannon has danced the title role in the LAC production of The Snow Queen as well as the roles of Hummingbird and Snow Queen in past productions of A Kansas Nutcracker. Shannon holds an MA in education and teaches at Eudora High School, while also teaching all levels of ballet at the Lawrence Arts Center.

woman teaching ballet class
Adult Ballet I[24SU]
06/5/24 - 07/24/24, 7:00PM - 8:10PM | WE
Ages 14 to 120 | Shannon M Pickett | 10th & Mass Studios
Enrolling Now | CDAB3
Members $112.5 | Non-Members $125
The adult dance program offers a variety of techniques for first-time dancers as well as those pursuing a lifelong interest in dance. Instructors specifically organize curricula to emphasize progress over perfection and experiencing the joy of dance.

No Class on June 19.

Those enrolling are expected to be familiarize with general policies, attire, and opportunities outlined in the School of Dance Handbook.

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a ballet workout class
Ballet Fitness[24SU]
06/5/24 - 07/24/24, 8:15PM - 9:00PM | WE
Ages 14 to 120 | Shannon M Pickett | 10th & Mass Studios
Enrolling Now | CDABF3
Members $99 | Non-Members $110
This class blends the beauty of ballet with a traditional fitness framework. Experience a full workout that includes cardio, strengthening, and stretching exercises. Whether you are a beginner looking for a new workout or an advanced dancer wanting to build stamina, everyone will benefit from this unique workout. No Class on June 19.

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