Shannon Melvin is a native of Clinton, NC but now resides in Cary, NC. Shannon has been dancing for more than 15 years and has taught at various studios for 3 years, where she led recreational classes along with competition classes. She currently teaches recreational classes at RENdancE Academy in Benson, NC. Studying numerous styles such as jazz, ballet, lyrical, modern, hip hop and acrobatics, she is no stranger to the stage.
She has won numerous group awards performing with Quisans Dance Academy Dance Company, held a national dance title in 2013, and a few pageant titles such as: Miss Union High School (2012), Miss All American Sweetheart Majestic (2012), and Miss Greater Cape Fear Outstanding Teen (2013) which eventually led her to compete at the Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen Pageant in 2014. Studying under Quisan Parker, Ashley O’Quinn, Marcus White and numerous others has molded her into the dancer and choreographer she is today. After leaving QDA, Shannon entered Meredith College and danced with the Meredith College Jazz and Tap Company for one year, and will finish her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Shannon feels her creativity and passion for dance is what makes her a well-developed performer and teacher! “Dance is my passion, and by the end of my classes I want it to be my students’ passion too! I strongly believe that dance impacted my life in such a positive way. I want to pass it on! I am extremely excited about being a part of The Carolina Dance Productions family!”
Miss Shannon Melvin