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J. Shannon Filmore


Shannon currently performs and choreographs with Xclaim dance company, a local Jazz Fusion Dance Company in Columbus, Ohio. In 2017 became one of the co-directors and co-founders of an all styles dance crew called Tru Kingdom Mega Dance Crew Inc.  I am a graduate of Fort Hayes Performing Arts High School, where my passion for dance began. Since graduation I started taking dance more serious by applying my natural ability of movement and love for music together and training in more traditional forms of dance. This included forms such as contemporary, jazz, ballet, afro-jazz, and hip hop as well. With this new love for dance I began to travel the country seeking opportunities to train and teach with the best in the industry. This included different convention tours across the country like monsters of hip hop, Movement lifestyle, classes at Broadway Dance Center in NYC, and many more studios in major cities including Atlanta, Los Angeles and Chicago.  Traveling and performing around the country granted me opportunities to network, train and perform for and with some of the industries leading choreographers.   

My Choreography has been featured all over the mid-west including: OSU Dance Linx, Ohio Twiststars Hip Hop Dance Team, and in Xclaim Dance Company, and The Ohio State senior performances RAW talent showcases. I incorporate my core values of hard work, unity, and creativity not only in my teaching style, but as part of my daily philosophy. To inspire change and make a difference within the community with my art is my goal.


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