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LINDSAY COLLINS SHAW

Lindsay is a graduate of Texas Woman's University with a BA in Dance Studies and a minor in Science. She has taught a variety of dance forms to all age groups at several studios, but her personal training preference stems from classical ballet. Lindsay was a five-year member of the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, performing throughout Texas as well as other states for special events, including the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi. Lindsay attended the School of American Ballet in New York City for three summer programs on full scholarship. She also attended the Pacific Northwest Ballet School in Seattle and later headed to the San Francisco Ballet School for over a year and a half. She was a scholarship student there as well, and she performed with the San Francisco Ballet for that season. Lindsay realizes the value of classical ballet as a building block for all types of dance, and she is a strong advocate of correct anatomical training for the prevention of dance related injuries. She has extensive experience teaching and directing in a formal dance environment, and she has taught dance for the Wake County Magnet school program as well. Lindsay loves involvement in choreography and theater, and she has choreographed numerous pieces for community civic companies. Her choreography has been recognized and performed by the American College Dance Festival, and she has also choreographed musicals and production shows. Lindsay resides in Raleigh with her son Sam and daughter Sylvie. She enjoys attending major sporting events and visiting the beach as often as possible.