Shannon Perez began studying dance at a young age in Parlin, New Jersey under the direction of Gina DeBenedetto-Forcella, who also introduced her to teaching. She continued her training at the New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, Boston Ballet School, and the Youth American Dance Intensive. Shannon holds a BFA in Contemporary Dance from The Boston Conservatory, where she began choreographing.
Shannon has had the opportunity to perform works by Aaron Atkins, Parren Ballard, Al Blackstone, Larry Keigwin, Jose Limon, Andrea Miller, Alwin Nikolai, Daniel Pelzig, Stephen Pier, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, and Robert Moses, for whom she served as rehearsal director. She furthered her teaching experience at the Boston Ballet School and at Concord Academy alongside Richard Colton.
Shannon joined Ballet Inc. in April, 2014 and continues to perform in New York City, as well as choreograph solo works for film. She is excited to be teaching and choreographing at Dance Stop Dance Education Center.