Shannon has been teaching for over 15 years and has been a Co-Owner and Artistic Director of DanceForce. for the the past 5 years. Shannon began her dance training at age 3 and never stopped. She is trained in many disciplines, including jazz, tap, ballet, lyrical, musical theatre, contemporary, hip hop and highland dancing. She has completed numerous teacher training courses across North America. Shannon has completed Cecchetti Ballet Exams, is a certified Zumba instructor and has a passion for teaching and choreography. Shannon has extensive experience as a performer and has appeared in many shows and musicals, including productions of Joseph, Grease, West Side Story, Brigadoon, Wizard of Oz, Leader of the Pack and Cabaret. She has won numerous awards and scholarships at competitions,conventions and festivals in the Lower Mainland and in the USA.