Onstage at Meany Hall, Backstage in the Big Apple

Shannon Narasimhan
Shannon Narasimhan (far right) dancing with fellow students Rachel Randall (left) and Alice Gosti during a UW performance in 2006.

During her years as a UW dance major, Shannon Narasimhan spent many hours performing on stage. But when she toured with the acclaimed play War Horse last year, her role was behind the curtain. Narasimhan, who specializes in physical therapy for performers, tended to the aches and injuries of the production’s cast and crew.