Teaching Experience

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 been teaching for over ten years and has taught classes and workshops for the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders, Dallas Stars Ice Girls, Collin College, Texas Woman's University, Jacksonville University, Berkner High School, Allen High School, Sunset High School, McMillan Junior High School, Bally Total Fitness Promotions Team, Dallas Dance Company, and other private studios.


Teaching Experience


American College Dance Association - Southeast Conference, 2017, Collin College

  • Lyrical Jazz

Tarrant County College, Online, 2015-Present, Adjunct Professor

  • Dance Appreciation (DANC 2303) - Fall, Spring, and Summer Sessions
  • Anatomy & Kinesiology for Dance (DANC 2325) - 8-week, Fall and Spring Semesters

Collin College Dance Department, Plano & Frisco, TX, 2014-Present, Associate Professor

  • Ballet Technique I (DANC 1141) 
  • Ballet Technique II (DANC 1142)
  • Ballet Technique III (DANC 2341)
  • Ballet Technique IV (DANC 2342)
  • Jazz Technique II (DANC 1148)
  • Jazz Technique III (DANC 2347)
  • Pilates & Anatomy for Dancers (DANC 2325) 
  • Dance Appreciation (DANC 2303) - Fall, Spring, and Maymester
  • Dance Composition (DANC 1301)
  • Summer Dance Fest 2017 - led Pilates, Classical Ballet, and Improvisation
  • College Dance Day 2016 - led Stretch & Tone, Lyrical, and Turns & Leaps
  • Summer Dance Fest 2016 - led Pilates, Pointe, Lyrical, and Contemporary Jazz
  • College Dance Day 2015 - led Conditioning, Improvisation, and Int/Adv Turns & Leaps
  • Summer Dance Fest 2015 - led Pilates and Ballet classes
  • College Dance Day 2014 - led Pilates and Lyrical classes
  • Subbed Modern I-II, Modern III-IV

Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX, 2015-2016, Adjunct Professor

  • Intermediate/Advanced Ballet (DNCE 3111) for undergraduate level students
  • Advanced Ballet (DNCE 5281) for graduate level students
  • TWU Graduate Council

Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, 2013,  Fall Pedagogy Residency

  • Jazz II, Jazz III, Rehearsals
  • Assisted with Senior Choreography Showing & provided feedback to choreographers
  • Worked with undergraduate dance majors

Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, 2013, Spring Pedagogy Residency

  • Jazz III, Modern II, Modern III, Modern IV, Rehearsals 
  • Worked with undergraduate dance majors


Academy of Dance Arts/ Dallas Repertoire Ballet, Allen, TX, 2004-Present, Dance Instructor, Choreographer, Competition Team Director

  • Best Dance Studio in Allen, Allen American Newspaper Reader's Choice, April 2013
  • Top 20 Competitive Studios & Top 50 Dance Studios in the Country, Competition/ Convention Yearbook 2010-2011, Dance Spirit Magazine
  • Featured Cover Story, Dance Teacher Magazine, April 2005
  • Currently teaching jazz, ballet, lyrical/contemporary, improvisation, Pilates/stretch/conditioning, and competition team classes
  • Work with 6 years and up

Independent, Allen, TX, 2004-Present, Dance Instructor, Choreographer

  • Work privately with students in preparation for auditions, including dance programs (collegiate and summer intensives), Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Kilgore Rangerettes, and other auditions

Sunset High School, Dallas, TX, 20142017 Guest Choreographer & Instructor

  • Modern, contemporary, and jazz work
  • Worked with high school students

InMotion Dance School, 2017 Master Class Dance Instructor

  • Jazz and modern work

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas, TX, 2012, 2014, 2015 Master Class Dance Instructor

  • Jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and stretch sessions
  • Worked with Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders

Dallas Dance Company, Dallas, TX, 2009-2014, Company Member, Choreographer, Instructor

  • Modern, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, and conditioning
  • Work with adults

Dance FX, Garland, TX, 2011, Substitute Dance Instructor

  • Jazz, lyrical, and contemporary
  • Worked with 12-18 year olds

Berkner High School, Richardson, TX, 2011, Substitute Dance Instructor

  • Jazz technique
  • Worked with 15-18 year olds

Allen High School, Allen, TX, 2004-2010, Master Class Dance Instructor, Choreographer

  • Jazz technique
  • Worked with 14-18 year olds

Dianne Cole Johnson School of Dance, Carrollton, TX, 2004-2006, Dance Instructor

  • Ballet, pointe, jazz, and lyrical
  • Worked with 3-18 year olds

Dance & Arts Connection, Rockwall, TX, 2004-2006, Dance Instructor, Choreographer

  • Ballet, pointe, jazz, and hip-hop
  • Worked with 8-18 year olds

Precision Dance Academy, Plano, TX, 2004-2006, Dance Instructor, Choreographer

  • Jazz technique, stretching, and conditioning
  • Worked with 14-18 year olds

Bally Total Fitness, Plano, TX, 2004-2006, Promotions

  • Jazz technique, stretching, conditioning, and circuit training classes
  • Promotions and marketing at various events
  • Worked with the Dallas Stars Ice Girls, ages 18 and up
  • Led drill team dance clinics for 12-16 year olds

Tremaine Dance Conventions, United States, 2001-2002, Teaching Assistant for Doug Caldwell, Liz Imperio, and Desiree Robbins


Collin College, 2014-Present, Power Pilates Instructor

Academy of Dance Arts, 2014-Present, Power Pilates Instructor

Independent, 2013-Present, Power Pilates Instructor

  • Teach private lessons and mat classes to all ages of clients

Classic Pilates, 2012-2013, Power Pilates Comprehensive Apprentice

  • 600-Hour Comprehensive Certification Process (200 teaching hours, 200 physical exercise hours, and 200 observation hours)