Shannon Tirling was born and raised in Victoria, BC before moving to Toronto in 1998. While in Toronto, Shannon completed a three year Dance Program at Ryerson University and danced in many performances such as “Dusk Dances” with Corpus and Prix Alliance with Robert Desrosiers. She left Toronto to perform on cruise ships, and returned to Vancouver to complete her schooling at Simon Fraser University. Now with three degrees completed, Shannon is a full-time High School dance teacher. She loves the opportunity this career gives her to share her passion of dance with her students every day. Although dance education advocacy is incredibly high on Shannon’s agenda, she continues to perform as well. Shannon is proud and excited to be a part of Vancity’s Starry Night.