About Shira Lanyi

Shira was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia where she began her training at the School of Richmond Ballet at the she of eight. Shira also trained in the summers with Virginia School of the Arts, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, and the Boston Ballet. She was awarded the national training scholarship from American ballet theatre for 2002-2003. Shira joined the Richmond Ballet apprentice program in 2005 and joined the professional company in 2007. Among some of her favorite roles have been Juliet, Odette/Odile, and Giselle. Shira has been privileged to have toured to the Joyce Theatre in New York, the Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre in London, Brooklyn College, as well as the Chicago Dancing Festival in Chicago, Illinois. Shira was chosen to take part in the National Choreographers Initiative in July 2013 as well July 2014. Shira will begin her first season with the Israel ballet in the fall of 2014.

Shira Lanyi

Dancer, Ballet, Contemporary, Ethnic

Richmond, Virginia, United States