Shane is originally from Sandy, UT and trained as a high level competitive gymnast
from age 6 until he began ballroom dance at the age of 13. He trained in all styles of ballroom dance as an amateur winning several national amateur titles including becoming a National Amateur Youth Latin finalist, as well as 2 time National Amateur Cabaret Vice Champion. Shane later attended Brigham Young University where he received a degree in Spanish and completed a minor in Ballroom Dance.
Shane and Shannon (professional dance partner) Jensen are part of the new generation of American ballroom dancers who have created a unique partnership that has quickly won them prominence throughout the United States and Europe. Upon turning professional in 2012, they immediately won their first National Professional title and have since risen to the top of all styles they compete in. Among the successes they’ve had in their professional competitive career, they have also been featured performers on many public television programs such as America’s Got Talent, NBC’s “The Today Show”, the PBS Special “The America’s Ballroom Challenge”, and ASN’s “The Dance League”.
Shane and Shannon met at Brigham Young University where they were members of the World renowned BYU Ballroom Dance Company. While completing their education they were part of the 2010 winning Blackpool amateur Latin Formation team and had the opportunity to perform and compete all over the world including Scotland, England, Thailand, and Vietnam.Throughout their time as Professionals, they have enjoyed great success.
Their major accomplishments include:
2016 & 2017 United States National Professional Cabaret Champions
2016 & 2017 World Professional Cabaret Champions
Two Time United States National Theater Arts Champions
Current United States National American Rhythm Finalists
Two Time Ohio Star Ball Open Professional Rhythm Finalists
United States National Rising Star Professional Rhythm Champions
Three Time and Undefeated Ohio Star Ball Professional Cabaret Champions
Four Time Invitational Cabaret top finalists at the British Open Championships in Blackpool, England
Please feel free to contact Shane for additional information at 801-556-0698.