5 Shannon Grant is a professional dancer who has performed throughout the United States and internationally with companies including Ballet de Printemps, City Ballet of San Diego, Ballet New England, Media City Ballet, BalaSole, Ballet Magique, David Taylor Dance Theatre, Scottish American Ballet and in the Ovation award winning musical Shag With a Twist.
Shannon danced in music videos for bands including Velvet Revolver, Avenged Sevenfold, Dame Fortune and more as well as in commercials and fashion shows.
Original roles have been choreographed for her in the “Cellist”, “Mystique”, “First Bitten” and “Shake” in the Ovation Award winning musical “Shag With a Twist”. She has attended many programs including Joffrey, New York, the Vagonova Festival, Colorado Ballet, Rotaru International, Ballet Intensive from Moscow, Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Fairbanks Fine Arts Festival, San Diego Ballet, and the Salzburg Ballet of Austria.
Shannon began her ballet training as a young girl with Anatoly Sisman and additional training with Linda Yourth in San Diego; later with Marat Daukayev and Hasmik Amirian in Los Angeles; and after moving to New York, she continued her training with Kirill Matveev, and currently trains at Steps on Broadway and Ballet Arts.
Although Shannon’s first love is performance, she enjoys sharing her knowledge of dance through teaching both children and adult ballet classes. She has taught ballet in Los Angeles and New York. Shannon Grant is an ABT® Certified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT® Teacher Training Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 5 of the ABT® National Training Curriculum.
She graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor’s in American Studies and holds an Associates with Honors in Business Administration.