Stretchy & Bendy
Shannons passion for dance and performing spans 30 years. Competing since she was 5, Shannon is extensively trained in ballet and pointe (BATD, RAD -Advanced 2, MemberPlus), jazz (BATD, CDTA), tap, lyrical/contemporary, modern, musical theatre, highland (BATD) and pole/aerial arts. She is one of two certified instructors in Canada to hold her Ballet Fitness certification through BalletBeFit (Rachel Withers, Royal Ballet). She has won dozens of scholarships training with top professionals & intensives, the privilege of performing for the Prince of Monaco, in many theatrical productions and in TV/film (Disney, CityTV/Fashion Television). For 6 years, she has been a volunteer coach for DSBN dance teams. She adores spreading the joy of dance to children who may not have the opportunity to take a class in a studio. She is currently teaching adult, competitive and recreational classes at Kinetic Elements in Grimsby, Ontario. Aside from her life as a dance educator, she is a very proud Mom to Charlotte & Noah and wife to Mike. They live in Grimsby with their two cats, Whiskey & Romeo and rescue dog, Duck.