Shawna was born in Calgary Alberta Canada but moved to the Indianapolis area when she was 6 years old. Shawna’s early training took place at various studios around central Indiana including Jordan College Academy of Dance. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Dance Performance at Ball State University. She began teaching at G. Scotten Talent Center in 1999 – the first year it opened. Shawna works as the attendance secretary at Riverside Junior High and also does choreography for the school choir. She has been a judge for the Indiana High School Dance Team Association for over 10 years. Shawna and her husband, Christopher, are the proud parents of Sammy and Cameron.