A spirited dancer, Shannon Lea Watkins seeks joyful conversation in every dance. Whether at the end of a swingout or throwing down in a solo jam, she strives for rhythm and creativity on the dance floor. As a teacher, her goal is to inspire students to find their own voice in jazz dance and music.
Shannon Lea’s Lindy Hop addiction developed in Indiana in 2010, matured in the Midwest, and has taken her around the country social dancing, teaching, and brimming with happiness. She is a new(ish) arrival in San Francisco, and in addition to teaching at several Bay Area dance venues, is a member of the solo jazz troupe Fancy Pants.