Katee Shean (20) is a Contemporary dancer from San Jose, CA. Shean is a graduate of Pioneer High School and currently attends Chapman University in Orange, CA. She is pursuing a double major in leadership and dance and is active in many volunteer organizations. Shean trained at the Team Dance Company and Atlas School of Dance.
What is your full name?
Katee Taira Shean
Do you have a nickname?
Yes - Heffer
Where do you currently live?
Orange , CA
Where were you born?
San Jose, CA
What is your hometown?
San Jose, CA
How old are you?
Nineteen at audition –just turned 20 =)
What is your birth date?
Are you in school? If so, which one and how long? Did you graduate?
I attend Chapman University as a dance and leadership and organizational studies double major—I just finished my sophomore year.
Are you married?
Do you have any children?
How old were you when you started dancing?
Do you have any formal dance training?
If you had to categorize your dance style, what would it be?
What other talents/hobbies do you have?
Volunteering, eating and making dinosaur impressions.
Who is your favorite professional dancer?
Too many to list! Anyone who inspires me.
Does anyone in your family dance professionally?
Have you performed in musical theater or in public functions as a dancer?
Yes. Public functions.
What would you like to see happen to you as a result of the show?
I would love to learn from all the amazing choreographers, grow as a dancer, and hopefully make it to the top 10 while sharing my passion for dance with everyone.
Where would you like to be in 10 years and what would you like to be doing?
I would love to be pursuing my first love of dance by being able to dance and teach professionally, and I would also like to be following my second passion of community service by being involved and helping non-profit organizations.
What has been your most memorable dance experience?
Performing in Costa Rica.
What have you learned so far in going through the audition process for this show?
I have learned that more than anything your passion, heart, and drive has to come through in your dancing and in your actions, because without it dance is just movement.
What are your favorite dance moments from movies, TV and/or stage?
Watching the Jabowokees, Jiri Kylian and the Black and White Ballets, Mia Michaels bench piece on the show, center stage, Paul Taylor’s Esplanade, Stomp and more.
Which choreographers would you like to work with?
As many as I can! Mia Michaels, Tabitha and Napolean, Wade Robson, Mary Murphy, Mandy Moore, Tyce Diorio, Jean-Marc Généreux, Adam Shankman!