Artistic Director/ Management
“Dancing with passion and living in the moment. Never take anything for granted.”
Our Artistic Director Shannon Macqueen
Shannon Macqueen, director and founder of Dance Xtreme Studio Inc. has been teaching for over 26 years. During her years of training, she attained her Associates in CDTA & BATD. Shannon also trained with the Royal Academy of Dance. Shannon is always looking to excel in education, so in 2016 she received her Module 1 & 2 in Acrobatic Arts and in 2019 she received certification in Rhythm works Integrative Dance. In 2020 received her certification in Live & Dry Blood Cell Analysis. In 2021 received her diploma in Holistic Nutrition to share with her students to improve their health & wellness in dance. Shannon continues each and everyday to add to her education in Dance and Health & Wellness as she feels all of our mental and physical health is most important in life .
Shannon completed her outstanding competitive dance career in Toronto. She began dancing at the age of two, and has extensive training and performance experience in various genres, including Hip-Hop, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre, Lyrical, Acro, Break dancing, Modern and Contemporary. Her early dance education started at the Edmonton Ballet School, and continued into the Toronto area. Shannon has performed and choreographed for school productions, flash mobs, Dancing with the Stars (fund-raising for the OSPCA), 2010 Olympic Torch Run and many other events. In 2015 Shannon decided to compete once again, competing in a professional category in hip-hop, winning several high score awards/scholarships and outstanding performance awards.
As the Artistic Director of Dance Xtreme Studio Inc. to both Napanee & Trenton locations, she continues sharing her love of dance with her exam/recreational and competitive students. Her students have achieved many awards including scholarships, choreography awards, special recognitions, and high scores in overalls and Studio team spirit.
Shannon and her students give back to the community by participating in special events, such as the 2010 Olympic Torch Run, 2011-2014 Multi-Cultural Fair, 2014 Anti-Bullying Event, 2013 Dancing with the Stars to fund raise for the OSPCA, Talents of the Town, Napanee Fair, Trenton Canada Day Events, Scarecrow Festival, flash mob at the K-Rock Centre, wedding shows and The Wizard of Oz performed at the K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario. Shannon believes in “Dancing with passion and living in the moment.” Learn more about our other amazing dance instructors here.