Shanna Irwin grew up in Landing, New Jersey, where she began training as a competitive dancer. She soon switched her focus towards ballet when she was accepted into The New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble, under the direction of Nancy Turano. She spent her summers with World Dance Movement- Italy, Complexions, and The Vancouver Arts Umbrella. Shanna continued her studies at Marymount Manhattan College, under the direction of Katie Langan. During her senior year, Shanna began touring with Complexions. She earned her BFA in May 2014.
This is her fifth year with Complexions.