Shannen grew up in Baltimore and began her dance training at the age of 8. She has trained in the styles of ballet, tap, jazz, modern and some hip hop at Royal Performing Arts Center in Dundalk, MD. She went to high school for dance as well and was selected to be in Patapsco High School’s Dance Company. Shannen attended Towson University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. She began to teach for her dance studio while in college and started to fall in love with this other side of dancing. It was that love for teaching and dancing that propelled her to become a Zumba Instructor and later a Baltimore Barre Instructor. Whether it is teaching dance classes or group fitness classes, Shannen wants her students to experience the same joy that she feels from moving the body. She aims to bring fun and excitement to each class so her students can walk out with their heads held high and a smile on their faces!