Shawna Lucey is an American theater and opera director based in New York City. Ms. Lucey attended the Schukin Institute, where she gained access to some of the best theater training in the world. As the only American (and sole foreigner) in a class of Russians, Shawna knows firsthand the mastery of the Russian theater tradition. The foundation of her directing stems from this heritage, while incorporating multi-disciplinary traditions of dance, music and puppetry. Shawna has since worked at the Santa Fe Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Bolshoi Theater and Schauspiel Hannover. She has assisted esteemed directors, including Stephen Lawless, Lee Blakeley, John Caird, Peter Schumann and Laurie Feldman.