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Who We Are

FOUNDER & Executive artistic director

As a graduate from The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Shannon’s aspirations led her to Berklee College of Music in Boston, to pursue a major in Piano Performance.  As fate would have it, a year of playing too hard on the keys left her unable to play piano for three years, and it was at that point in her career when she began to play with everything else.  After earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from DePaul University, Shannon found freedom outside her classical training through Columbia College Chicago‘s Masters program in Interdisciplinary Arts.  There, Shannon’s passion for all artistic media flew to new heights as she collaborated with other artists throughout Chicago to create work that defied the traditional constraints and labels of “art” through performance, composition and installation, and in turn inspired her to continually push the boundaries of what is possible.

Shannon’s work has been featured in multi-media installations and performances at Chicago area venues including Woman Made Gallery, Glass Curtain Gallery, Links Hall and Ruth Page Center for Dance. She was the first alumna to be named Chair of the Music Department at The Chicago Academy for the Arts and has worked as Musical Director for various theatre companies and schools throughout Chicagoland. Shannon recently created a large scale photo installation in downtown Naperville which is part of the global art project "Inside Out" featured in TedX Naperville. She played piano for Artistic Director, Lara Filip in Lara's self titled album "Stop Time" released in October of 2016 and was appointed by The City of Naperville as a Commissioner for Special Events Cultural Amenities (SECA), a Commissioner for the Village of Oswego on their Cultural Arts Commission, a board member of ARTSpeaks and is part of the Artist-in-Residence Advisory Committee at the DuPage Children's Museum.

Today, ArranmoreArts is Shannon’s pinnacle: a place where “what if?” is a constant state of mind and art ingenuity is the blood that pulses through every vein of the organization, dedicated to the constant evolution and innovation.  


Artistic Director, Lara Filip is a 20-year veteran musical actress of the Chicago-area stage, as well as a classically trained vocalist. Her theater credits extend throughout the Chicagoland area including, most recently, her role as "Emily Hobbs" in highly lauded production of Elf and as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Paramount Theatre. After attending The Chicago Academy for the Arts, Filip joined several touring companies, performing across the United States. Her passion for performing is equally matched by a commitment to arts education for all ages, especially children. Her debut album "Stop Time" was released in October of 2016. 


Terry Sullivan has extensive global experience in leadership positions in consultation, sales, program and change management, training, and facilitation. Currently, he is the managing partner for TPK Consulting. He has shown a passion and proven ability to plan, organize and execute business strategies working with teams in over 40 countries. He earned an Executive MBA from the University of Illinois in 2007.

Terry is also a Director on the Board of the Indian Prairie Education Foundation and has led medical mission trips for his church in the village of Duchity, Haiti. He lives in Aurora with his wife Patrice and has a grown daughter and son both currently reside in Chicago.



Cammy Corso has eleven years of experience in public accounting, specializing in tax compliance, consulting and financial planning for high net worth individuals, as well as trusts and estates. She has served a variety of clients, including individuals, estates, trusts, investment partnerships, and family office groups. Cammy also has worked with her clients on financial planning, investment management, retirement planning, divorce planning, education planning, and estate planning.

Her practice is focused on incorporating tax planning, estate planning, gift planning, and financial planning to provide the best overall tax and financial answers to her clients.


Also a graduate of The Chicago Academy for the Arts and DePaul University, Jacquelyn Rosati has worked extensively across the US as both a performer and in production. Some of her favorite acting credits include the role of "Miss Forsythe" in Death of a Salesman with the incomparable Jack Klugman and "April" in the Jeff Award winning production of Company directed by Gary Griffin. She has appeared in numerous commercial campaigns including Kia's 2016 Super Bowl 50 spot with the legendary Christopher Walken. On the production side, Jacquelyn worked at Artisan Entertainment on several films including the cult hit, The Blair Witch Project, and with the Emmy award-winning creative production company Imaginary Forces collaborating on countless main titles, feature marketing, experience design, branding, commercial advertising and interactive projects, including the iconic main titles for Mad Men. Jacquelyn is also the Co-Artistic Director of The Route 66 Theater Company, recipient of the Broadway in Chicago Emerging Theatre Award, which celebrates live theater in Chicago.