Shannon Rugani was a member of the San Francisco Ballet for over 11 years. She has worked with world renowned Choreographers and has danced all over the world including France, Iceland, China, Denmark, England and the United States. Shannon left SFBallet in 2015 to join the original cast of Tony Award winning An American In Paris on Broadway.
Shannon is also an accomplished composer on the piano and has written music for a short film called Freefall directed by Luke Willis in 2012 among other projects. She is currently focused on her music career as a singer/songwriter performing under the stage name EMPRESS.