Shawn began his dance training in Arlington, TX at the age of 5. He has had the privilege of training all across the country. He was an assistant instructor with Hollywood Connection dance Convention and a guest instructor with Showstoppers Dance Convention. He broke into the professional scene at the age of 9 when he was a part of Debbie Allen’s production of Pepito’s Story. He continued his professional dancing career by becoming the youngest company member with Ft. Worth Ballet at the age of 10. He performed in productions of Peter Pan as Michael and the Nutcracker as Fritz under the direction of Benjamin Houk. He continued his professional ballet career with Svetlana Stanova Ballet’s productions of Sleeping Beauty as the Blue Bird and the Nutcracker as the Cavalier and the Russian. He has appeared in several Chuck ‘E Cheese commercials and promotional videos. He had an opportunity to perform at both the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Desperados half time shows. He was a backup dancer for Clint Black. He has since moved his focus towards teaching and sharing his gifts with his students. He has been awarded several Best Choreography awards and has had the privilege of setting dances for studios all across the country. He was a resident instructor for Millennium Dance Complex, and established the MoveMeant Illustr8ed Pre-professional company. He was also the producer and choreographer for the Miss Arlington and Miss Grand Prairie Scholarship Pageants which are a part of the Miss America Scholarship Organization. He is currently a lead faculty member of War Dance Workshops. Shawn is a Fifth Degree Black Belt in American Karate and Taekwondo. He has also earned his MBA’s in Finance and Economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Hip Hop Instructor
Kat Garcia, an artist in her own right, with over 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Kat’s passion for singing, hip hop dance and performing has been evident in the success she has accomplished leading her to become one of the top stage presence coaches in DFW. Kat started “I.C.E” Industry Careers in Entertainment Artist Development program for singing artist in 2016. Her creative teaching methods led her to be featured in a book “Falling With Wings a Mother’s story” written by Diana De La Garza. Kat continues teaching singer’s stage presence & dancers all over DFW. Her positive and unique style of training has been featured on the hit radio station, 106.1 Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show, and has been successful for many artist such as: • Demi Lovato • Kidz Bop • L2M member Jenna Raine • Actress Madison De La Garza • Dallas Lovato • Kiss FM big break