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Resident Choreographers

Shana Fox Marceau

Shana, a Lincoln native, has grown up at Brae Crest.  She joined SBRI in 1990 progressing throughout the company ranks.  Shana received her BA in Communication from the University of New Hampshire (2001) where she danced and choreographed for the UNH Dance Company. For SBRI, Shana has created such works as Summertime, Lift Me Up (2010), and Deco (2017), and like Gracefully Gershwin (2009), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015), and The Colors of Love & Light (2019).  In 2011, Shana restaged a 1981 SBRI repertoire ballet, Impressions of the Sky, which was originally created by her grandmother, Herci Marsden. In the same year, she was a project coordinator for the Company’s Artist Exchange which brought together nearly 200 artists of dance, music and visual arts as part of Herci Marsden’s Pictures at an Exhibition. 

Her world premiere ballet, Dance of the Firefly, with RI composer Noreen Inglesi was voted Motif Magazine’s ‘Best Dance Production of 2013.’  Her collaboration with Artist Paul Cote and Lori Broess on The Colors of Love & Light won the same accolades in 2019.

Shana is honored to be choreographer for the past ten years for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s annual ‘Illuminations of Life’ ceremony during Flames of Hope, creating over 40 new works since 2010. She is a 2017 recipient of the Gloria Gemma Our Heroes Volunteer award for her dedication.

In addition to being a resident ballet instructor at local dance schools, she is on staff at BCSB, an SBRI rehearsal assistant and a Vice President of SBRI Board of Directors.  Shana, a gracious recipient of a 2008 SBRI Partner With the Arts Award, passionately continues her family tradition of loving and living classical ballet. She and her husband reside in Lincoln with their daughter Anika.

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Mia Nocera Godbout

Mia began dancing at Brae Crest School in 1985 and is a former Principal Dancer for SBRI, often partnering with Mark Marsden.  She graduated from Rhode Island College (2001) with a degree in Education and minor in Dance, where she was an active member of the RIC Choreography Group. Mia won an award in a collegiate artists’ competition for her choreographic work of Dueling Ballerinas. She earned her Master’s Degree at The University of New England in 2007. Mia’s debut choreographic piece for SBRI was Claire de Lune (2008), followed by Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig, Safari (2012) and Air (2019). She has premiered several collaboratively-choreographed works
for SBRI, such as Gracefully Gershwin (2009), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (2018), A Tale of Twelve Dancing Princesses (2019), and
Luminosity (2019).

Her world premiere ballet, Dance of the Firefly, with RI composer Noreen Inglesi was voted Motif Magazine’s ‘Best Dance Production of 2013.’  Her collaboration with Artist Paul Cote and Lori Broess on The Colors of Love & Light won the same accolades in 2019.

Shana is honored to be choreographer for the past ten years for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation’s annual ‘Illuminations of Life’ ceremony during Flames of Hope, creating over 40 new works since 2010. She is a 2017 recipient of the Gloria Gemma Our Heroes Volunteer award for her dedication.

In addition to being a resident ballet instructor at local dance schools, she is on staff at BCSB, an SBRI rehearsal assistant and a Vice President of SBRI Board of Directors.  Shana, a gracious recipient of a 2008 SBRI Partner With the Arts Award, passionately continues her family tradition of loving and living classical ballet. She and her husband reside in Lincoln with their daughter Anika.

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Lori Levin-Broess

She started as a student at the Brae Crest School of Ballet in 1966 and became an apprentice to the company in 1972 and a company member in 1972. She has danced in numerous SBRI ballets such as Romeo and Juliet, Coppélia, Giselle, Ballet of the Clowns, and Gaite Parisienne to name a few.  She has choreographed several pieces for SBRI fundraisers and its Partner with the Arts Soirée. Lori also premiered Company of Three (2017) and collaborated in choreographing for SBRI premiers A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (2018), The Colors of Love & Light (2019), and Luminosity (2019).  She is vice president of SBRI Board of Directors as well as a rehearsal assistant and resident photographer.  She is a recipient of SBRI’s Partner with the Arts Award for her longtime dedication to the company.  

She can be found hosting the children’s tea party before matinée performances. Lori is a faculty member at Brae Crest School
and Assistant Director of Brae Crest children’s summer ballet camp.  She resides in Lincoln with her husband Maarten and is the proud mother to Jennifer and Erik