Born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, Shaan began working professionally at a young age as a singer, dancer, actor and musician. She began her teaching experience in Australia as a young teenager, assisting with younger students and quickly moving on to independent teaching of students of all ages and abilities. Trained in the I.S.T.D. syllabus and with a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre and a Masters in Teaching, Shaan is experienced in tap, jazz, ballet and acrobatics as well as an experienced vocal coach, music and acting instructor. She has recently relocated to the Berkshires after previously teaching and working professionally in Australia, South East Asia, New York and Los Angeles.