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 as well as CAST Academy of Dance, a guest teacher/choreographer at Southwestern College, and a freelance choreographer.
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 Pariodocks Films' award-winning “Alison and Jeremy” and has presented her own short films at Mobile Dance Film Festival in New York City, ADF’s Movies by Movers in North Carolina, and Versatility Dance Festival in Colorado. Shannon’s choreography was also selected and presented at the MixMatch Dance Festival in Santa Monica, the Young Choreographer’s Festival in New York City, the San Diego International Fringe Festival, and the NDEO Conference. Most recently, Shannon presented her work "Departure" for Southwestern College's Fall Faculty show.