Shannon VanHouten

Shannon Van Houten, Teacher/ChoreographerShannon began dance at age 2 and danced and studied as much and where ever she could. In College Shannon was a cheerleader and chosen captain by her teammates. She was also selected as a member of the Reebok performance team in 1991-1992 and the Electric Stars in 1992 and 1993. She has been in an MTV Video for the “Shy Guys” and was a featured dance extra in “The Come Back” with Robert Urich and Chyna Phillips.
Shannon began assistant teaching at the age of 12, and became an instructor at 16 when Northland opened a studio in Elk River, where she was the primary instructor for two years.
Shannon’s students have won numerous state, regional, and national titles and awards. Her students have performed in professional local theaters such as Ruby’s Cabaret, The Childrens’ Theater, Chanhassen Dinner Theater, and The Guthrie. Nationally, Shannon’s students have performed
in music videos, TV sitcoms, commercials, with sports performance teams, and for The Grammy’s.
Shannon is very excited to be back amongst the ranks of Northland’s Staff.