Shannon Mueller graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance as well as a Minor in Integrated Educational Studies. In 2022, she earned her Master's of Arts in Performance Psychology from National University. She is formally trained in ballet, jazz, modern, and tap. Shannon is currently a teacher at Carlsbad Performing Arts Academy and a freelance choreographer.

Shannon has received numerous awards for her choreography. Some of these awards are “Up and Coming Choreographer” and “Outstanding Choreographer” from Chapman University as well as Choreography Awards from a number of dance competitions including Nexstar, Revolution, Bravo, Spotlight Dance Cup, Act 1 Talent, and Energy Dance Competition.

 

Shannon’s choreography has been seen internationally and worldwide. She was selected as one of Regional Dance America's Emerging Choreographers to attend their annual RDA Craft of Choreography Conference directed by Janis Brenner. She was also selected to set an original piece at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland for their annual showcase, “The Exhibition”. She has choreographed for a variety of theatre companies including Encore Youth Theatre, Oceanside Theater Company, and Patio Playhouse. She worked on several short films including the award-winning “Alison and Jeremy”. Shannon’s choreography was also selected and presented at the MixMatch Dance Festival in Santa Monica, CA, and at the Young Choreographer’s Festival at Symphony Space in New York City. Most recently, Shannon presented two full-length pieces, “Escape” and "The Blame Game", at the San Diego International Fringe Festival. She is currently working on presenting two works at an upcoming show presented by Peter Kalivas of the PGK Dance Project in San Diego.