Directors

Shari Furnstahl

Program Director and Artistic Director

Shari is an award winning choreographer in solo, duo, trio and group categories!  Competition routines reaching first place overall in 2012- the Present including:

  • Route 66
  • You’ll Never Walk Alone
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Dreams to Dream
  • What A Feeling
  • When I Grow Up
  • Stand Down
  • Carry You
  • Mama Knows Best
  • Sway
  • You Should Be Dancing
  • Frame
  • Skyscraper
  • Concrete Angel
  • Runaway Baby
  • You Can’t Stop The Beat
  • Hollywood
  • Dream Girls
  • I’m Just a Baby In the Business of Love
  • Sparking Diamonds
  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Wicked
  • Mean Girls
  • Gatsby
  • Saturday Night Fever

Shari Furnstahl is the mother of four children and has been married to Dave for 31 years.  She began singing at age 3 and continues to share her voice professionally as a singer and voice teacher.

In addition to vocal training with renowned coach Maestro, David Kyle, Shari learned dance and choreography skills through training at The Dance Center of Seattle.  Her choreography and stage show production credits include:  The Momentum Assembly Program, Follies at the Fifth Avenue, the Applause Broadway Revue, the Silver Spurs Country Western Revue, Encore, Generation X, Act One, The Sugar Plum Kids, The Singing Nativity, Stardust Follies, and The High Impact Competitive Dance TEAM of The Dance Academy of Puyallup.

Shari and her husband Dave produce A Victorian Country Christmas Festival at the Washington State Fair  Events Center.  A Victorian Country Christmas Festival was started by Shari’s parents and she is proud to continue this family friendly Christmas tradition!

Shari earned a BA in psychology, a fifth year teaching certification, an endorsement in special education, and a master’s degree in education from the University of Washington.  Shari is a special education teacher at Auburn High School.  Her book Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones provides inspiration and encouragement to families; especially those with special needs children.  Shari is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of special needs and “at risk” students.

Shari’s four children have participated in recreational and competitive dance since the age of three.