Founder/Artistic Director of Dissonance Dance Theatre (Wash,DC)
Mr. Short has studied with national and international acclaimed artists. He has studied with faculty and dancers from Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, Lines Ballet, Washington Ballet, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Dance Institute of Washington, Dance Alloy, Philadanco, Towson University, Baltimore and Duke Ellington School of Performing Arts. Ballet Pedagogy student of Washington School of Ballet Director Kee Juan Han, John White and Margarita De Saa. Shawn holds a BFA in Musical Theatre with a minor in Theatre Management from Howard University. Currently, Shawn is Professor of Ballet at Catholic University of America and a 2013 MFA Candidate in Dance at University Of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
He is also a fiscally sponsored artist through the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Mr. Short has performed with K2 Dance, Adrian Bolton Dance, El Tearto de Danza Contemporeanea El Salvador, Bolton/Smith and has been a guest artist with Dance Alloy in Pennsylvania.
Shawn has choreographed for Dance Institute of Washington and Washington Ballet @ THEARC. His works have been presented at the Capital Fringe Festival, Greater Washington Urban League National Conference, Southeastern University, Artists' Bloc 12X6 Series ,Harke Theatre, Catholic University School of Music, Jack Guidone Theatre Space, Lang Theatre, Atlas Theatre Complex Lab II Theatre, THEARC Theatre, DC Park and Recreation, Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Mr. Short was the Resident Choreographer for the Kelsey Collie Children's Theatre for six year.