Honors & Awards

Shannon Watters is a dance instructor, choreographer, performer, and Treasurer for the Dallas Repertoire Ballet Board of Directors.  She is also a certified Pilates instructor and member of the Cecchetti Council of America. She has received many honors and awards throughout her professional career, including outstanding choreography awards, FDC People's Choice awards, high score overall routines, graduate school acceptances, scholarships to dance programs, the Texas Achievements for the Gifted & Talented Scholarship and OMNI Richardson Arts Council Scholarship.

Honors & Awards

Graduate Council, 2016, Texas Woman's University

Dean's Award, 2013, Jacksonville University, Awarded by the Dean's office to students who are excelling and going above and beyond

Treasurer of the Board, 2010-Present, Dallas Repertoire Ballet Board of Directors, Assist with grant proposals and presentations in addition to providing financial advice, managing DRB's financial position, and organizing fundraising activities

Outstanding Choreography Awards, 2006-Present, My works at competitions and conventions, such as NYCDA, Move, Odyssey, Starlight, Co. Dance, VIP, Hollywood Vibe, L.A. Dance Magic, and more                                                

High Score Overall Routines, 2006-Present, My works at competitions and conventions, including NYCDA, Co. Dance, iHollywood, VIP, Move, Starlight, L.A. Dance Magic, Jump, Fire & Ice, Odyssey, and more

Honors as an Instructor, 2004-Present

  • Trained students that have attended dance programs at Southern Methodist University, Point Park, University of Arizona, Texas Christian University, Oklahoma City University, University of Texas, and Collin College
  • Trained students accepted into Juilliard, University of the Arts, and Marymount Manhattan
  • Trained students that have performed with River North, Odyssey Dance Theatre, cruise lines, television programs, Rockette Christmas Spectaculars, Bally's Jubilee, musicals, industrials, and other dance companies

National Junior Large Group Winner & Extreme Dance Challenge Winner, 2013,  One piece of my choreography, Turning Page , received the Top Dance out of all junior numbers at Odyssey Nationals in the Extreme Dance Challenge, as well as the National Title for Junior Large Groups.

Graduate School Acceptances (MFA Programs), 2012

  • Auditioned and accepted to University of Texas at Austin (two students accepted every two years), Sam Houston State University, Texas Woman’s University, and Jacksonville University

Federation of Dance Competitions FDC People’s Choice Award, 2012, One piece of my choreography, Yellow, was given the People’s Choice Award in Dallas

Half Tuition Academic Scholarship2005-2007, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Dean’s List, 2005-2007, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

Who's Who Among American College Students, 2005

President’s List, 2004-2005, Collin County Community College, Plano, TX                                                                            

President’s Honor Roll, 2003, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK

Dean’s Honor Roll,  2002, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK  

Dance Scholarship Recipient, 2002, Received partial dance scholarships to attend University of Arizona, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City University, and Southern Methodist University (all colleges applied to for dance)

Texas Achievements for the Gifted & Talented Scholarship Recipient, 2002

OMNI Richardson Arts Council Scholarship Recipient, 2002

Boston Ballet Summer Program,  1998,  Boston, Massachusetts