Shana Pennington-Baird has been working in the Pacific Northwest theatre scene for twenty years. In addition to acting, Shana has produced concert series, managed large and small theatre festivals and summer camps, and planned events for small and large non-profits. After receiving a BFA in Theatre from Stephens College, she toured with the Missoula Children’s Theatre and settled in Seattle. A long-time veteran of Cabaret Productions, Shana is best known for her ability to quickly learn parody lyrics and perform on the fly. Favorite strange gigs include being the Starbuck’s Coffee Mermaid, the the “Girl Stuck in a Book”– Paige Turner— for the Seattle Times Summer Reading Program and many years playing “Clara” in Forbidden X-Mas’s Nutcracker Suite. Shana has worked with the Bathhouse Theatre, 5th Ave Musical Theatre, Oregon Cabaret, Seattle Shakespeare Company, Civic Light Opera, ACT Theatre, Icicle Creek Theatre Festival, Okoboji Summer Theatre, and Book-It Repertory.
When not in her home studio, Shana is also the co-founder and director of the Seattle Voice Institute.