Ms. Rasmussen from Denver, Colorado is enthusiastic to once again be working with the Capital Dance Project. She received her core dance training at Classical Ballet of Colorado & at the prestigious Academy of Colorado Ballet. For the past three seasons she has performed professionally with The Sacramento Ballet in such works as: Marius Petipa’s Swan Lake, George Balanchine’s Stars & Stripes, Gerlad Arpino’s Viva Vivaldi! & has been featured by choreographers David Fernandez, Jared Nelson, Darrell Grande Moultrie & Gina Patterson. As a founding choreographer for CDP she presented her original work Catalyst for CDP in 2015 & last season collaborated with artist Trent Dean to create their mixed-media piece: Emergence for ‘Behind The Barre’. This summer Ms. Rasmussen had the privilege to perform with Amy Seiwert’s San Francisco based contemporary company Imagery – performing her full length ballet Wandering at the Cowell Theater in San Francisco, the Joyce Theater in New York City, & at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Shania has a breadth of artistic talents beyond the stage that include graphic design, computer programming & creating original musical compositions.