Shannon Westveer

Executive Director/Owner

Professional title states Studio Guru Galore, which basically means she's the glue that holds this whole AAD dance mecca together -- and she can command a room of 3 yr olds better than Barney! When asked for a teacher bio she came back with a 36-point Power Point presentation highlighting her career. This is a condensed brief…

Shannon has an extensive dance background that includes ballet, jazz, tap and hip hop training. She began dancing at the remarkable young age of two, when her ballet teacher made an exception for her, admitting Shannon to class due to her unusual ability, we knew she was special. Given her love for performing on stages, Shannon participated in numerous dance competitions and pageants over the years. She has held several national and local titles including Miss Troy, Michigan, which qualified her for the Miss Teen Michigan USA Pageant. If you’re lucky you can find her sportin’ a crown in the teacher lounge.

Shannon continued to dance in college. During her third year she joined the Synergy Dance Team at NAU. Before coming to All About Dance, she taught at a prestigious studio in Brentwood, CA, while also teaching as a volunteer at the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood. Shannon loves working with children and teens and is very dedicated to teaching others the love of dance. She believes in teaching children how to express their personalities creatively through dance.

Rebecca Penton