In the years that I was trained by Shawna, she helped me grow not only as a dancer but as a person. She sets a standard for excellence and discipline that still plays a part in my work ethic today. Each class, she provided strength building tools that were applicable to any style of dance. She balanced technique and artistry with equal emphasis, preparing me to go into the professional dance world. After my years of training with Shawna, I was stronger, more versatile, and found a new sense of confidence. Shawna is someone who genuinely had my best interest in mind and was invested in helping me reach my full potential. She has acted as more than just a dance instructor to me; she is role model, mentor and friend.