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Shannon’s Story

Shannon Skye Tavarez was born on January 20, 1999 in New York.  At age 3, Shannon was enrolled in a performing arts program because she displayed an innate ability for singing and performing.  She also excelled in academics and learned early on how to balance her studies with her love of performing.

Shannon later went on to study at the Harlem School of the Arts to further hone her craft.  She performed at various local productions and at age 9 was encouraged by her voice coach to audition for a role in the Broadway production of Disney’s The Lion King!  She was chosen for the role of “Young Nala” and at age 10, made her Broadway debut in September 2009.  Shannon’s stage presence, beautiful voice and outgoing personality made a huge impact on all those that came in contact with her...

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