Shannon Chapman-Watson
Ballet & Contemporary Instructor

Ms. Shannon Chapman-Watson grew up dancing and teaching in Westchester County, NY. Before moving to Columbia with her family in 2021 she was teaching throughout the tri-state.  Along with 15+ years of experience, she currently holds her MA in Dance Education from NYU as well as being an accomplished ABT certified teacher.  She has taught in private studios, public schools, and preschools in addition to facilitating the launch of the ABTtots program in 2019.

After completing her undergraduate degree at SUNY Binghamton Shannon enrolled in the Broadway Dance Center training program where she studied under the mentorship of   award-winning choreographer, Tracy Stanfeild. In 2012 Ms. Chapman- Watson opened the doors of Connecticut Dance Center (CDC) in Stamford, CT with Tamara Saari. Under her direction students at CDC performed in The Nutcracker NYC, the NYC Dance Parade, and the CT Walk for Wishes along with being featured in the Children's Museum of Movement, (New York, NY).   

Shannon has also had the privilege of performing for some incredible dance companies such as Moving Bodies Dance, DanceKerr & Dancers, and Roza Dance Company in renowned venues such as Radio City Musical Hall, Alvin Ailey CitiGroup Theater,  and The 92stY.