choreographer, movement director
Shannon grew up in the Central Queensland town of Gladstone which is where her
love of dance began. At the age of 15 she moved to Brisbane where she studied
ballet full time at Queensland Dance School of Excellence before completing a
Diploma of Performing Arts at ED5 International in Sydney. She has since
obtained a diploma in Professional Pilates Instruction through PITC. With a
technical and gymnastic background, Shannon is drawn to strong, athletic,
dynamic and stylized movement from a range of genres and styles.
A versatile performer, Shannon has had the privilege of working with many of
Australia’s leading choreographers including Kelley Abbey, The Squared Division,
William Forsythe, Keith Hawley, Matt Lee, Leanne Cherny, Marko Panzic, Jason
Coleman, Sarah Boulter and Stephen Baynes.
Stage credits include FAME THE MUSICAL (Australian tour), GREASE THE
MUSICAL (Australian tour), numerous Opera Australia productions including LA
TRAVIATA and CARMEN on Sydney Harbour, LE GRAND CIRQUE, Ben Veitch’s
production of BLOOD, SWEAT, DANCE and the SHORTER SWEETER DANCE
Shannon has had international contracts in Macau (Dance Captain) and with
PRINCESS CRUISES and has made regular TV appearances on THE X FACTOR,
THE VOICE, AUSTRALIAN IDOL, AUSTRALIA’S NEXT TOP MODEL and more.
She has worked with both Australian and International artists such as Ricky Martin,
Jess Mauboy, Ricki Lee, Red Foo and Sneaky Sound System. Appeared in films and
music videos and performed at countless events including the Glasgow
Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony.
Since the birth of her two gorgeous children, Shannon has enjoyed the shift in
both her personal and professional life. Stepping out of the spotlight and into
more creative roles, Shannon was assistant choreographer to Kelley Abbey for
Opera Australia’s 2019 production of Salome.She has choreographed for a number
of award ceremonies and events including the Netball World Cup Opening
Ceremony and has had the pleasure of creating work for Grayboy the Agency,
Kermond Creative, Lovegrove Entertainment and ED5 international.