Ellie McShane will graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a BFA in dance and a BA in English-literature. She grew up in Grayslake, Illinois, where she studied dance at Waterford Dance Academy for fourteen years. She has worked as a dance teacher at Waterford Dance Academy, the Round Lake Area Park District Studio of Dance, and Madison-based organization Performing Ourselves. During her time at UW-Madison, she has performed in works by peers and faculty and presented her own choreography. Through the UW-Madison Dance Department, she has been honored with scholarships to further her studies at UW and to attend dance intensives at Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp and Bates Dance Festival. She is super excited to be joining the Synergy Dance Academy team and looks forward to dancing with you!