Shannon was born in Santa Barbara California and began taking ballet classes at an early age. She continued dancing through college where she earned her bachelor of fine arts in performance and choreography from Arizona State University. Shannon began her professional career dancing for ballet and modern companies in Phoenix, Minneapolis, and Dallas. She has performed in shows in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand and Hard Rock Hotel, as well as in the musical “La Cage Aux Fall” in Munich Germany. Shannon has taught dance throughout her life and recently became certified to teach fitness, where she hopes to fuse her dance skills with fitness training.