Associate Artistic Director | Dance Instructor
Mueller holds an MA in Performance Psychology, a BFA in Dance Performance, aMinor in Integrated Educational Studies, and is a certified PBT instructor. Shannon is formally trained in ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. Her performance credits include original works of Merce Cunningham, the LA Tap Festival, and a variety of performances at Chapman University including excerpts of Memphis and That’s Entertainment! Shannon has won numerous awards for her choreography, which has been presented internationally and worldwide. She was selected as one of Regional Dance America's Emerging Choreographers to attend their annual RDA Craft of Choreography Conference. She was also chosen to set an original piece at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland for their annual showcase, “The Exhibition." Shannon's choreography for the stage and the screen have been viewed at the MixMatch Dance Festival in Santa Monica, the Young Choreographer’s Festival in New York City, the San Diego International Fringe Festival, the NDEO Conference in La Jolla, ADF’s Movies by Movers, the 92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival, and multiple short films for Pairodocks Films production company.
Teaching dance is fulfilling for Shannon because she knows she is teaching more than just dance steps and technique. She allows her students to develop creativity, passion, confidence, good character, and determination. She hopes to always inspire students to be no less than their best.