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Shannon Eagle
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Founder-Artistic Director, Director of Competition Team,
Intermediate Technique, Advanced Technique, Choreographer

Shannon is in her 22nd season of teaching at Eagle Dance Center. She has been dancing for over 30 years and has danced with various dance companies in Ohio and Arizona, as well as performing the lead in "Snow White" with the Superstition Ballet Company.  She has trained with Ohio's very popular ballet company, BalletMet, in downtown Columbus.  Shannon began student teaching at the age of 13 and taught for various studios before opening her own studio, Eagle Dance Center. Shannon continues to receive training through dance teacher conventions held in New York City, Oberlin College, and multiple conventions held at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, OH.  The teachers and choreographers of these conventions are dance legends and offer a plethora of valuable knowledge for Shannon to share with her own studio.

Shannon is the choreographer for Eagle Dance Center's competition team, which has won many overall titles with solos, duets/trios, and groups at regional and national competitions throughout the country.  Most recently, her jazz routine choreographed for a younger member of the team helped that dancer to win the title of "All Star Performer of the Year" at Celebration Talent Competition!

Shannon is a strong believer in giving back to the community. She helped to create the Galion High School "Tigerettes" varsity football dance team. She has choreographed for the "Musical Junction Performance Company," a children's performance group that allows children in the community to have the opportunity to dance, sing, and perform in a Broadway fashion. She is very inspired by the directors of MJPC and enjoys having been given the opportunity to give back in such an inspiring way.
 
Shannon provides her students with not only a great technical skill level in dance, but a love and passion for the art of dance.  She has helped several of her dancers to go on to continue dance after high school by way of majoring or minoring in dance, performing on dance teams, or continuing to teach or choreograph where it all began, EDC.

Shannon also has a degree in and works as a Registered Nurse.

 

 




Tiffeny Bowersock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Taylor Eagle

 

 

 

 

 




Co-Director of Competition Team, Choreographer, Beginning Technique

 

Tiffeny was a student Eagle Dance Center for 13 years. During this time, she was a member of the Competition Team that won numerous overall titles and awards across the nation from Las Vegas to Myrtle Beach at Showstoppers, Kids Artistic Review and many other competitions. She has attended teacher conventions and workshops in New York City, Oberlin, Columbus, and Sandusky. These conventions are taught by very prestigious figures in the dance world. Some may be seen on the hit T.V. show So You Think You Can Dance, while others have merely paved the way for dance in the 21st Century. Tiffeny taught Beginning Ballet for six years and helped jump-start the hip-hop program at EDC. She has taught almost every level of dance at EDC whenever the need for a teacher arose. She is currently a Choreographer and Co-Director for EDC's Competition Team receiving awards for her choreography and helping several routines win overall titles.

 

Tiffeny graduated in December 2010 with a B.F.A. in Dance with distinction in Dance, from The Ohio State University. While furthering her technique as a dancer she increased her knowledge in all aspects of dance from a highly recognized faculty. Her senior project was devoted to combining dance and science in the elementary schools for which she received a $2,000 research scholarship as well as the title with distinction in Dance to be added to her degree.

Her other endeavors include a summer internship with BalletMet in Columbus to learn more about dance programs in schools and community youth groups. Also, she has choreographed for Musical Junction Performance Company, a summer musical performance that allows children to sing, dance and perform for their community.

Tiffeny is also a certified bronze level instructor for American rhythm and smooth ballroom dance genres and helped her students compete in national competitions.

In the Fall she will return to teaching beginning level classes and continue to work with the EDC Competition Team.

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Technique, Hip Hop, Toddler Creative Dance, Jazz, Choreographer

 

Taylor studied all forms of dance at Eagle Dance Center for 16 years, 10 of which she was a member of the EDC Competition Team. While competing, she was able to be part of numerous regional and nationals overall title dances through the years.

A graduate of Galion High School, she also completed a two year Performing Arts program through Pioneer Career and Technology Center, where she received a diploma with a focus in dance. Additionally, Taylor was a member the Galion High School Tigerettes varsity football dance team.

Taylor was a Student Teacher for four years during high school teaching Pre level, Beginning and Toddlers Creative Dance. She continues to further her education and knowledge of dance every year at conventions where she receives training from prestigious figures in the dance world, whose names can be recognized from So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars, and even on Broadway.

Taylor was a Dance major at MCC in Arizona last year. She is transferring to OSU in the Fall with a major in Psychology and minor in Dance. She plans to attend Graduate school and become a Dance Therapist. Taylor is excited to return to Eagle Dance Center to work with eager dancers in the Intermediate classes, Toddler Creative Dance, Hip Hop and on the Competition Team.

 

Anna Matney
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Reagan Main

Pre Technique, Choreographer

Anna studied all forms of dance at Eagle Dance Center for 15 years, 7 of which she was an active member of the EDC competition team. While competing, she was able to be part of numerous regional and national overall title dances through the years, which most recently included a platinum third place overall solo at Showstopper East Coast Nationals in 2013.

A graduate from Galion High school, she also completed a two year Performing Arts career-technical program at Pioneer Career and Technology Center, where she received a career-tech diploma with a focus in dance alongside her high school diploma. In high school, Anna was also active in the Tigerettes Varsity Football dance team, Varsity Football Cheerleading, and held numerous roles in drama/theatre productions.

Anna was a Teacher's Student Assistant for four years pre, beginning, and intermediate technique - under the supervision of Shannon Eagle, Tiffeny Bowersock, and Kelsey Miller, a student teacher for one year Toddler creative movement, and is now entering her second year as head teacher for Pre Technique, and first year for Beginning Technique and Hip Hop.

She continues to further her education and knowledge of dance every year at conventions where she receives training from prestigious figures in the dance world, who's names can be recognized from So You Think You Can Dance!, "Dancing With the Stars", and even on Broadway.

Currently Anna is a Cosmetologist at Ulta, and eventually hopes to follow Shannon's footsteps in opening a studio of her own to share her love and knowledge of dance with the community!

 

 

Choreographer

 

Reagan is starting her second year at Ohio University, majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Performance and Choreography. She has been dancing for 16 years, 12 of which were spent at EDC (10 on competition team).

Throughout her years at EDC, she took classes in ballet, jazz and pointe. This is her first year choreographing, and she is excited to share what she's learned so far through OU's dance program, which focuses primarily on modern and contemporary.

After college, she plans on moving to Portland, Oregon to work with a publishing company.  She also dreams of owning a studio not only for herself, but also to teach yoga, pilates and recreational dance classes.

 

 

 

 

 




Olivia Bower
Emma Shaffer

Sydney Eckert

Melanie Wheeler

Student Teacher Assistants

Student Teachers and assistants are chosen based on not only their technical ability to dance but their ability to lead a class and provide a great learning experience for dancers.  These dancers are competition team members that attend several conventions to enhance their ability to learn and teach.

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