About This Artist
Maryland Wolf Trap Teaching Artist
About this Artist
Shianne Williams-Brown began her relationship with dance at age three in Baltimore, MD. After years of valuable training, she graduated from Towson University with a BFA in Dance Performance, Choreography, and a K-12 Teaching Certification. While at Towson, she had the privilege to study under Vincent Thomas, Runqiao Du, Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell, Christopher K. Morgan, Alia Kache, and other influential teaching artists. She has taught dance for nine years at institutions such as Mercy High School, Dance and BMore, Arts for Learning’s Summer Arts for Learning Academy, Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center, and various studios. Williams-Brown directed the dance program at William Penn Senior High School in York, PA for two years. She has performed with Deep Vision Dance Company, Humanistics Dance Company, LucidBeings Dance, and for choreographers such as Madeline Maxine Gorman. Williams-Brown is currently the owner of Symmetry Arts, a company member of BlueShift Dance, a Wolf Trap Early Learning Teaching Artist, the Co-Founder of the Black Choreographers Festival, and authors dance reviews for her very own Charm City Dance Blog.
I am a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. I found my personal confidence while sweating in dance classes in my teens. It not only strengthened me physically; I gained mental strength. As a dancer, I make new discoveries through movement, which helps me solve problems and find healing throughout my life. I believe that dance helps develop the identity and the self-esteem of movers. Through dance, movers can express the feelings that are impossible to verbalize. I strongly believe that dance should be fun, expressive, and entertaining!
“Shianne is a brilliant instructor. She is creative, energetic, patient, and fun! I recommend anyone that’s got a childhood dream still resting in you for dance, or a little one that could exert some energy, to register and enjoy this talented dance school. ”
"Our daughters have loved their classes with Shianne! Both of our daughters (ages 4 and 7) felt comfortable with trying new things and looked forward to class each week. Shianne worked so hard to give feedback and make our daughters feel like they were in the dance studio with their friends. Highly recommend!" (it was a virtual class)
"We are new to dance classes and Ms. Shianne has been a wonderful, easy going teacher. She has been great meeting the kids where they are at and adjusting as needed."