Shane is originally from Sandy, Utah where he grew up doing Olympic gymnastics. His dream was to compete in the Olympics one day and attend Brigham Young University as part of their mens gymnastics team. However, the university absolved the team and with it his dream. He then attended a high school ballroom concert, in which his older brother was performing in, and from then on he was hooked. He began dancing and never looked back.
Shannon Jensen grew up in Provo, Utah. Her parents danced as members of the BYU ballroom program and she swore she would never dance because, “dancing is for sissies”. She later ate her own words when she had to fill an elective credit in high school and was forced to take a ballroom dance class. She then told her mother that she was going to dance professionally some day. And the rest is history.
Having grown up learning all styles of ballroom dance, for Shane and Shannon, the decision to compete professionally in certain categories was made difficult as they love all styles of ballroom dance. Eventually, they decided to limit how many styles they competed in as there are only so many hours within a day. The decision was made to focus on American Rhythm, Cabaret and Theatrical Ballroom. The couple currently trains and teach independently in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Throughout their time as professionals they have enjoyed great success. Their accomplishments include: