From the age of four, Shannon Ward knew that her purpose in life was to sing, act,
create and connect people to each other. She wrote her first song at eight with lyrics,
stories and dance moves that flew out of her like breathing. Whether using a brush or a
microphone, when Shannon is being creative, she’s always “home.”
After having lost her ability to sing for 12 years in response to childhood traumas,
Shannon began using different modalities to explore those experiences, acknowledging
how deeply they affected her voice and ability to trust and express herself. In 2003, she
became involved with the Breakthrough Performance Workshop which focused on authentic
expression through singing, movement and performance. She jumped in with both feet
and began to reconnect with her true voice. By letting go of the masks she used to wear
on stage, she gave herself a springboard for authentic growth and creativity that
continues to serve as a core value in her life’s purpose and she remains involved with
Breakthrough to this day by singing both lead and back up vocals and supporting others
on their journey.
Shannon has been active as an interdisciplinary artist throughout her life. She went to
university on a musical theater scholarship and began her professional journey on stage
in musicals, television, and industrial film as well as voicing several animated characters
for a Sony video game. She is also a state licensed massage therapist, reiki master and
vocal/sound healer who has mixed her creative and healing modalities for over 25 years
to create a safe space for people to connect and integrate their authentic
self-expression and well-being. She has performed with various artists and is currently
completing her original music and collaborative projects for release in 2022. Shannon
has also created, produced and led creative expression workshop events.
Leilane Kyne is a Wizard of Multitasking with over 40 years of experience in the entertainment, medical and legal fields. She followed her childhood passion for the culinary arts when she founded “The Queen of Tarts,” a successful bakery business in San Francisco for over ten years. She has now taken up the mantle of Fiercely Peaceful Productions, LLC as the Chief Connections Officer (“CCO”) and On The Fly Girl of All Things Fiercely Peaceful. With her business partner and best friend, Shannon Ward, they have launched a dynamic and thriving company whose focus is on successful communication and flourishing communities through events, plays, songwriting, and performance art.
Leilane is a California native inside and out, growing up predominately in Los Angeles, but also lived in Napa and San Francisco. The contrast of those cities afforded Leilane a unique perspective on life wherein she is always interested in expanding boundaries and coming up with new ways of living beyond the norm of everyday life.