Shauna Jones


Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
University of Kentucky

Master of Fine Arts in Dance Pedagogy and Choreography
Florida State Universtiy

Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis Certification
Integrated Movement Studies, University of Utah

Performing Arts Industry Certification

New York University, Tisch School for the Arts


Shauna Jones was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where she trained with Owensboro Dance Theatre. Upon high school graduation, she studied on scholarship with Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago where she trained extensively. She has her MFA in Dance Pedagogy and Choreography from Florida State University and a rare Graduate Certification in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis from the University of Utah.  Currently, Shauna is a full-time certified teacher in dance for Owensboro Public Schools, Adjunct in Dance and Choreographer for KWC’s Theatre Arts Program and Ballet Mistress at Musick Studios in downtown Owensboro. Previously, Shauna has taught in the Dance Program at Western Kentucky University(6 years) and Florida State University(3 years). She has guest taught at Alice Loydd College, University of Kentucky and Indiana University.  One of her proudest accomplishments is founding and establishing the Rising Stars Adaptive Dance Program in the Owensboro community. It is a nonprofit program that brings the art of dance to people who have disabilities, serving hundreds of people in area schools and organizations. Along with a feature article in Dance Teacher Magazine, she has shown her work from NYC to LA.  Shauna is happy to be sharing her love of dance with the Kentucky Wesleyan College community and to the Owensboro area!

Area of Instruction

Dance for Musical Theatre

Laban Movement Analysis

Dance Technique: Ballet, Modern and Jazz

Teaching Performing Arts in Public Education

Dance for All Abilities

Dance History

Dance Appreciation

Dance Kinesiology

Dance Choreography

Professional Activities

Performing Arts Directory- Kentucky Arts Council

Rising Stars Adaptive Dance Program- Owensboro Dance Theatre