Shane Powell, Apprentice Dancer was born in Greenwood, Arkansas, started his training at Western Arkansas Ballet where he performed in The Nutcracker as the prince, Peter Pan as Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland as the knave and Giselle as Hilarion. While studying, Shane was offered full scholarships to the summer intensives at Texas Ballet Theatre, Oklahoma City Ballet and Burklyn Ballet Theatre. At the age of seventeen he was given the opportunity to study on full scholarship at Ballet West. After graduation Shane joined Midland Festival Ballet’s pre-professional company under Susan Clark and soon after was offered a trainee position with Pennsylvania Ballet. He has performed as Basilio from Don Quixote as a guest artist with Summit Dance Academy. Shane joined Boulder Ballet as an apprentice for the 2018/2019 season.
Fun Fact: Shane is an Eagle Scout