Shannon Hartle grew up in Urbandale, Iowa. She trained at Capital City Dance Center where she focused on classical ballet. She was fortunate to perform in corps de ballet and soloist roles in La Bayadere, Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, Giselle among other ballets. She also practiced jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop and Highland dance. Shannon graduated her senior year of high school early to become a Joffrey Jazz and Contemporary Trainee. In NYC, she learned from some truly talented teachers and choreographers every day. Shannon is currently working towards her BFA in Dance, a minor in Communication Studies and a certificate in Entrepreneurship in Performing Arts at the University of Iowa. She is grateful to have participated in to participate in 13 University concerts in her first two years, and has enjoyed learning from faculty, graduate students and fellow undergraduates. She hopes to continue performing just as much in her next two years and that the future brings many performance and teaching opportunities..