Shawn began his dance journey when he was 7 years old. His parents enrolled him at Katie Lien’s School of Dance where he danced until he was 17 years old. His training focus was in Tap, Ballet, Lyrical, and Jazz. He put his training on hold to focus on my studies and to help my family.
Over the next 4 years Shawn worked in the restaurant industry while he earned his cosmetology license, putting all his focus into a different art form.
When he was 21, he stumbled upon a video of the Royal English Ballet showcasing their company class. It made Shawn realize how much joy dancing brought him. As he sat in his living room reminiscing, he realized there hadn't been a day that had passed in which he didn't dance in some shape or form. Shawn felt that he should put this new found inspiration to work, and jumped into ballet once again. He started off slow just two classes a week, but over the course of the next 4 years Shawn found himself getting stronger along with my love for dance.
In August of 2018, he auditioned for the FMBallet. Shawn is an Apprentice in the company this season and working hard both at the salon and in the studio!