Shawna began her training at the age of three under the direction of Sharon Butler at Westside Performing Arts in Madison, WI studying ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, hip hop, and contemporary. Her performance and competition expertise continued throughout the United States as well as Europe, and at the age of 15 she was chosen to join the touring dance company ‘Stagestruck Productions’ which included performance tours in Denmark, Russia, and Alaska. Shawna spent summers training at the Joe Tremaine studios in Los Angeles, CA and competed at a regional and national level winning in multiple disciplines of dance. She has trained under Joe Tremaine, Marcea Lane, Tony Coppolla, Doug Caldwell, Mia Michaels, Wade Robinsons, Dave Carter, and Jamie King. Shawna was on the faculty of Studio One in Madison for a number of years prior to its closing, and is qualified to teach multiple disciplines of dance to all ages and levels.