Arianna Shahin is a senior BFA Dance Performance & Choreography and Accounting double major at Elon University. She is originally from Ambler, Pennsylvania where she trained in an array of dance genres and danced on a competition team. To supplement her education and further her passion, Arianna has studied at prestigious summer intensives including American Dance Festival, Paul Taylor American Dance, NYU Tisch and The Joffrey Ballet School. At Elon, Arianna has performed under faculty including Renay Aumiller, Sara Tourek, Amy Beasley and guest artist, Ming-Lung Yang. Most recently, she was selected to present her most recent choreographic work at New Century Dance Project. Upon completion of her degrees at Elon, Arianna intends to use dance to critique social injustices and raise issues to new awareness through performance and choreography.
Throughout her whole life, Arianna has been drawn to the beauty, expressivity along with the physical and mental demands that dance holds. Dance has provided a second home for her, being a place to build relationships and uncover growth as an artist. Arianna is forever grateful for the life lessons and character-building aspects of which dance has provided her with as well. Through teaching, Arianna hopes to provide her students with the technique and knowledge to succeed as well as share her passion for the beautiful art form of dance.