Shantel, a California native, began her dance training at the age of nine at The Wooden Floor in Santa Ana. She went on to attend the Orange County High School of the Arts where she concentrated in Classical and Contemporary Dance studying under Steven Hyde and Julie Shulman. Shantel graduated with a BFA in dance from NYU Tisch in 2014 having had the opportunity to perform for Pamela Pietro, Deborah Jowitt, Kendra Portier and was fortunate enough to study at the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance. She currently dances with Indah Walsh Dance Company and creates digital and physical work for BAIT.

shantel@gibneydance.org