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Music has been a major part of Shea’s entire life.  Originally from Pittsburgh and Minneapolis, she’s been performing since she was a child with professional theater companies all over the country and received her dance training at Pittsburgh Ballet Theater and Minnesota Dance Company.  She moved to New York to attend NYU for communications, where she also studied theater and opera. She has performed in numerous regional and off-Broadway productions including Cabaret, Side Show, Oklahoma!, Godspell and The Music Man, and traveled with the 10th Anniversary World Tour of the RENT!  She also worked on music programming for VH1 and MTV, both as a producer and television host.

Shea moved to Miami in 2013 to raise her daughters (Carolina, 6, and Eva, 4) with her husband, Raphael.  She is currently the band leader for the Miami outpost of New York-based events band “The Band Method,” and also sings with “The Culture.”

She is so thrilled to be joining ECC as the music teacher. She is looking forward to incorporating theatrical elements into the curriculum to build confidence and emotional awareness through imaginative play and music.