Shawnel is originally from California where she has been involved with dancing since the age of 2 1/2, training with multiple studios and teachers in the Bay Area. She is co-owner of the dance studio Triple Threat Performing Arts back in Ca. During her six years as a member of the San Francisco 49er “Gold Rush” cheerleader, she has had the chance to perform in such locations as Canada, Japan, China, and Austria, and with Boys II Men, Huey Lewis and the News, Don McClean and Jefferson Starship. She also has had the opportunity to tour overseas with the USO to Bosnia, Croatia and Hungary to entertain American Troops for Independence Day. She has been involved in Community Theater for the past 20 years and has co-directed/ choreographed such shows as Singing in the Rain, Beauty and the Beast, Modern Millie, Wizard of Oz, and Nunsense. If you look closely, Shawnel can also be seen in the feature film "Flubber" with Robin Williams. Shawnel has judged regionally and nationally for Hall of Fame Dance Challenge and Kid Artistic Revue. The dedication of Shawnel and her students have led them to many awards and accomplishment nationally. Many of Shawnel’s students have continued on and performed on award winning college, NFL, NBA, and AFL dance teams. Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships, Disneyland and California Adventure. “So You Think You Can Dance,” “The Glee Project,” “Glee.” The movies: “Easy A,” “High School Musical 3,” “A Better Life,” reoccurring roles on “All My Children,” and touring casts of “Wicked,” “Cats," and "The Little Mermaid." Along with everything else, Shawnel is the mother of two very active boys and twin girls!