Shani Robison, Associate Professor of Dance at Brigham Young University, earned her B.A. in Dance in 1995 and her M.A. in Dance with a Performance/Choreography emphasis in 1999 from Brigham Young University. Shani is the Ballet Area Administrator and in her seventh year as the Artistic Director of BYU Theatre Ballet, the university’s top ballet performing company. Shani has presented ballet pedagogical research and choreography at professional conferences in Toronto, Canada, Ohio, Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts, and New York. Three of Shani’s contemporary ballet works, African Winds  in 2008, Concealed  in 2009, and Interrupted Impulse in 2012 were given the distinct honor of being selected to be performed in the Gala Concert at the American College Dance Festival Northwest Region with Interrupted Impulse selected as an alternate for the national festival. Shani was also chosen as one of two professional choreographers to set a new work on Utah Regional Ballet as part of the 2010 Choreographic Design Project.In addition to contemporary and shorter classical works, Shani has choreographed original ballets including Romeo and Juliet  (2009) and Cinderella  (2011) as well as the choreographic collaboration of The Snow Queen  (2012) for BYU Theatre Ballet. She has also restaged The Sleeping Beauty  (2013) and this year’s Swan Lake (2014) for BYU Theatre Ballet. Shani has also choreographed for four BYU opera productions La Traviata  (2001), The Magic Flute (2010), The Globolinks  (2011), Amahl and the Night Visitors  (2011) and Phantom of the Opera  (2013).