A California native, Shannon Quirk began her training with Orange County Regional Ballet and continued her studies at University of California, Irvine earning a BFA in Dance Performance. She worked with distinguished faculty members David Allen, Evelyn Cisneros, Jodie Gates, and Molly Lynch and performed works by William Forsythe, Jodie Gates, and Molly Lynch.
After graduating, she joined Pasadena Dance Theatre under the direction of Cynthia Young and Laurence Blake. During her time with Madison Ballet, Ms. Quirk has been honored to perform lead roles in George Balanchine's Elegie, Four Temperaments, Tchaikovsky Pas De Deux, Who Cares? and W. Earle Smith's Cinderella, Dracula: A Rock Ballet and The Nutcracker. This is Ms. Quirk's sixth season with Madison Ballet.