Brittany Shannon was born and raised in Bergen County, NJ. She graduated from Teaneck High School in 2006 and received a BA in Finance from Hofstra University in 2010. Her dance training started at the age of five in Teaneck, NJ at Five Star Dance Center and continued to mature in Englewood, NJ at Dance Plus.. A Whole Lot More studying the genres of Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip Hop. There she was also accepted into their award winning competitive dance team which focused on the genre of Hip Hop. While attending Teaneck High School, Brittany studied dance as an elective course for four years and was a part of the Teaneck Terpsichoreans, where she was not only a dancer but a student choreographer as well. In 2006 she was chosen to be a part of THREAD, a performing arts group that traveled to Ghana for a cultural exchange. At Hofstra University she was a dancer and the Vice president of Imani Dance Ensemble for three years. As an educator, she taught at Showtime Dance in Wayne NJ, continues to choreograph for the Teaneck Terpsichoreans, and is currently teaching for Dance Art Creative Center in Teaneck, NJ. Brittany has drawn on all of her experiences to become the dancer and educator she is today. Her goal is to guide and encourage her students by teaching the values of discipline, self confidence, and perseverance that are key to not only dance but all aspects of life.