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Shannon Johnson

Daytona Beach, Florida

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Shannon Johnson grew up in Daytona Beach, FL where she began dancing at the age of 4 at Debco School of Dance now known as Amanda's Dance Center. She studied ballet, tap, jazz, pointe, lyrical, acrobatics, modern, and musical theater. She was a member of ADC Elite. While living in Florida, Shannon was extremely involved in the dance community locally and statewide. She was awarded many awards and won the over-all dancer scholarship with Florida Dance Master's at the age of 18. She performed at many community events such as Volusia County Dances, Central Florida Dance, Volusia County Fair, Remembering Lauren: A night of Song and Dance, and Florida Dance Master's Main Attraction. Shannon particpated in many workshops and conventions classes with numerous icons in the dance world; Joe Tremaine, Frank Hatchett, Gus Giordano, Dee Caspary, Mandy Moore, Lizzie MacKenzie, Randy Duncan, and Patsy Swayze. She was also a part of Jazz Dance World Congress.

She left Florida to attend Oklahoma City University's Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management to study Dance Performance. She studied extensively in ballet, tap, jazz, theater dance, dance pedagogy, anatomy, and choreography under such people as Jo Rowan, Robert Reed, Tiffany Van der merwe, Patricia Oplotnik, and Kay Sandel. While attending OCU, Shannon was a part of the prestigious American Spirit Dance Company for 4 years. While at OCU, she performed with and honored such celebrities as Susan Powell, Art and Nancy Stone, Cholly Atkins, Leonard Reed, Marion Coles, and Donald O'Conner.

Shannon is currently working on choreography and developing a broader understanding of the concepts from which dance derives. Shannon is a firm believer that the true dancer lies from within. Everyone has the ability to dance, it is just a matter of finding the strength from within to believe you can. She does choreography for competitions, professional dance shows, dance recitals, and solos among others. She is very excited to be working at Amanda's Dance Center in Daytona Beach. Shannon also has her own business www.dancebrought2u.com. Shannon is available for work in the Central Fl area.

I have been in the industry since 2002.

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