Dance Educators of America

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Dance Educators Of America
World-Class dance organization, dedicated to education first. 


shanna vanderwerker
musical theatre

Shanna VanDerwerker is the Associate Choreographer of the new musical Amazing Grace that recently premiered in Chicago. She grew up dancing in Ft. Washington, MD and received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Point Park University. After over four years as the Dance Captain of the First National Tour of Wicked, Shanna has recently relocated to Chicago. Some of her other credits include High Fidelity (Broadway, Asst. Choreographer), Wicked (Broadway), (Andrew Palermo/Taye Diggs, dir), several shows at the Fireside Dinner Theater, Kiss Me, Kate (TUTS) and Kids of the Kingdom (Walt Disney World). Shanna taught at the 2014 International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE and has taught master classes at dance studios all over the country. She has also been a guest teacher at Roosevelt University, Columbia College of Chicago and Point Park University.