Shalon has been involved in the dance community for over 15 years. Her roots began with salsa and bachata which developed into a passion for Kizomba and UrbanKiz. She has always been enamored with the music, the connection, and the technique needed to properly lead and follow in these dances. Utilizing her lead and follow skills, she eventually became a member of Fem-C, North America’s first all-girl taxi dance team. With the intent to grow her community and share passion for the dance, she has successfully organized, hosted, and co-hosted Kizomba and Urban Kiz weekenders, parties, and bootcamp classes taught by well sought-after international and North American artists. Simultaneously, Shalon also taught regular classes in her own community. Being heavily involved in the dance scene has afforded Shalon additional opportunities to assist in the coordination of volunteers and registration areas at multiple Weekenders. She is often praised for her dedication, seamless ability to find resolutions to problems, and ensuring that volunteers and registration are staffed and running smoothly.
Outside of dance, Shalon has studied psychology for 20 years. Understanding the human mind and how it affects everyday behaviors has been a driving force for her research and academic learnings. She holds an undergraduate degree in general psychology and a post graduate degree in crisis and management psychology. She has been teaching at the collegiate level for over 6 years.