Shannon was introduced to bellydance while photographing Invoketress performing as a volunteer at a fundraiser. In the summer of 2012, after three years of enjoying Invoketress’ performances, she had an opportunity to take part in a flash mob for a video shoot for a movie in the Nuit Blanche festival led by Invoketress troupe dancer Mary Wyga. Shortly after, she then participated in one of Ishra Blanco’s summer multi-level classes and was hooked. The following summer, she performed with Ishra’s beginners Raqs Sharqi class at a number of festivals. Over the next few years, Shannon continued to explore dance with multiple classes in Raqs Sharqi, Tribal Fusion and ATS and has performed with Invoketress at a number of festivals and shows. She is also a member of Invoketress’ Tribal Fusion troupe Divine Eclipse and performed with them at Tribal Revolution Festival in 2018. She continued to deepen her love of the dance having taken classes and workshops with Ishra, Mary Wyga, Valizan, Nawal Doucette, April Rose, Mardi Love, Donna Mejia, Melissa Gamal and is looking forward to many more. She is currently studying in Ishra’s advanced Raqs Sharqi and Tribal Fusion classes.