Shane Howell

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Shane Howell came to Texas from Sacramento, California, where he trained with Stuart Carroll and Sharon Newton at the Capitol Ballet Center, and spent summers dancing in intensives at Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater.  He has danced in Ben Stevenson’s Swan Lake, Glen Tetley’s Voluntaries and Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Gloria.

Where are you from?
Auburn, California

When did you begin dancing?
10 years old

When did you join Texas Ballet Theater?

What is your favorite ballet to see?

What is your favorite ballet to perform/what is your favorite role you have performed?
Pritich from The Merry Widow

What surprised you the most about being a professional dancer?
I made it.

What is your favorite movie/TV show?
A Good Year

What other talents do you have besides dancing?

What do you do over the summer break?
Handyman and make furniture

What outdoor activities do you enjoy?
Hiking and fishing

If you could have a vacation home, where would it be?
Breckenridge, Colorado

When are you the most nervous, if at all?
Right before I go on stage and the curtain goes up

Use one word to describe the feeling after dancing the last performance of The Nutcracker

What is your favorite meal?