Ballet & Dance Instructor
A native of Boston, Brittany Shinay received her training from Jamey Leverett, Tim Draper, Beth Bartholomew, Fidel Orrillo, Stefanie Cheshire, and other world-class faculty of The Timothy M. Draper Center for Dance Education. She additionally trained at ABT-NY’s summer intensive, attended Juilliard’s BFA in Dance program on full scholarship, and was a trainee of the Boston Ballet, where she performed in The Nutcracker. A former principal dancer with the Rochester City Ballet and Georgia Ballet, Brittany danced the title roles in Cinderella and The Firebird; Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen and Italian Ice in The Nutcracker; Medora in Le Corsaire; and had lead roles in Ms. Leverett’s Push & Pull for its NYC premiere and Bravo! Colorado at CMAC. Competing in the 2004 and 2007 Youth America Grand Prix NYC final rounds, she performed at Lincoln Center (2004) and received a Gold Medal with Jim Nowakowski for Ms. Leverett’s Symbion (2007), which led to an invited performance in the 50th Anniversary of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. Brittany was named a Merit Award Winner in Ballet by the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts; competed in the inaugural year of Valentina Kozlova’s Choreography Competition; and has been honored to work with several of the world’s leading choreographers. Moving to New York City in the summer of 2017, she was hired by choreographer, Jason Wise, as associate choreographer for Mamma Mia!, the inaugural production of the equity theatre, ACT of Connecticut founded by Broadway performers, Daniel C. Levine and Katie Diamond and Bryan Perri, the music director and conductor of Wicked on Broadway. Brittany then joined the cast as a member of the ensemble and later served as associate choreographer for Ryan Raftery’s The Obsession of Calvin Klein at The Public Theater. In addition to teaching and performing, Brittany is in the process of completing her Bachelor of Arts in History from Columbia University where she performs with the Columbia Ballet Collaborative. She is represented by LDC Artist Representation.