Shannon Hunter – Founder
Shannon started her dance training at the age of 4, performing at a young age across the country and entering RAD classical ballet examinations. Shannon went on to further her dance education under Nadia Potts at Ryerson University and then to the Oakville School of Ballet’s extensive Teacher Training Program where she received her RAD Teaching Certifications and Advanced Teaching Status with the Canadian Dance Teachers Association and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. Shannon trained with acclaimed teachers and examiners like Elizabeth Patterson, Anushka Roes, Maisie MacPhee, Amanda Patterson and Lee Tovey.
After years of teaching and entering students into examinations Shannon left the world of Dance to explore a life in business. Shannon spent the past 10 years as General Manager and VP of Sales for an International Sport Branding Company that allowed her to Travel and lead teams for large Branding projects with the Vancouver Olympics, FIFA Women’s World Cup, IAAF World Track and Field, Pan Am Games, Grey Cup, CFL, NHL and the MLB to name a few.
Shannon is now living her most important job in life as a mother of two girls. Her priority is to help create positive passionate learning environments of respect for ourselves and respect for others. Finding ways to keep children’s passion alive in activities like Dance while creating lasting positive memories and friendships is her mission! Her hope is that IDC can be that positive environment for dancers of all ages for years to come. She lives to make an IMPACT.