Shawn Burgess, Accompanist
Shawn Burgess studied music & classical piano at UC Riverside (B.A. History), then pursued a career in ballet & musical theater. He has danced in the film "Across The Universe", and performed in "West Side Story" on Broadway, in "Wicked" with Universal Studios Japan, and "Mystic Rhythms" with Tokyo Disney Sea, and on the European & Asian 50th Anniversary tour of "West Side Story". He has also worked as a soloist for San Diego Ballet (Seven Beauties, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Sweet Synergy), and for California Ballet Company (Great Gatsby, The Nutcracker, Peter Pan), and the San Diego Opera (Great Scott), as well as for Moonlight Amphitheater (Evita, Sweet Charity), Fullerton Civic Light Opera (Ragtime), and the Welk Resort Theater (Music Man, Hello Dolly). He began studying piano accompaniment for ballet in 2016, and has played for Southern California Ballet Academy, UCSD Dance, and Californa Ballet School. He's delighted to now work with San Diego Civic Youth Ballet.