Shannon WhiteTeacher

    Shannon White grew up in and around Atlanta, Georgia, where she has been dancing since the age of four. She began dancing competitively in Jazz, Hip-Hop and Tap at age seven and fell in love with the art. Shannon danced competitively until the age of 15 where she gained experience and knowledge from practicing 6 days a week and traveling across the country to compete. At the age of 16, Shannon’s stage transformed into a football field, where she became the captain of her high school’s band dance team. She served for two years as the Captain of Silver Essence Dance Line where she perfected the sultry southern band dancing style.

    At Howard University, Shannon became a Bison Cheerleader her freshman year where she learned how to shake like only HBCU’s can teach. She cheered for football, basketball and competitively for 3 years. Shannon then joined a Hip Hop Performance Group started on Howard’s Campus in 2007. Within a year, Shannon became one of two Artistic Directors for R.A.M.P.A.G.E performance and danced with the group for the next 3 years.

    Shannon in addition to currently dancing professionally with local dance companies and performance groups, Shannon is a featured dancer for R & B recording artist Mya. With Mya, Shannon has performed in several countries during sold out concerts.

    Shannon has been working for Star Makers Academy of Dance for eight years teaching all styles of dance. She began a Hip Hop Crew, an all hip hop portion of the competition team. Moving forward, Shannon would like to expand her reach by creating a touring dance group as well as dancing and choreographing for high profile artists and musicians.

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