Shasta Zentz (owner/ instructor/ choreographer)
Shasta is originally from the Shawano area. She started dancing in Green Bay for the Anne Renier Dance Academy at age three and has been dancing ever since! She has studied dance in places such as Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Australia and Hawaii.
Shasta achieved her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Psychology along with a minor in Dance at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. During college she taught at North Crest Gymnastics and Dance of St. Cloud where her students competed and took trips to study dance in New York. She taught at this studio for five years. Shasta also worked at a vocational setting for people with disabilities where she created movement programs to open up the art of dance to as many people as possible. In her spare time, Shasta taught for the Multicultural Dance Ensemble of Minnesota, bringing the art of hip hop to rural communities. She also did choreography and sometimes appeared as a guest performer for the Minnesota Dance Ensemble.
After college Shasta ventured to Fargo, North Dakota where she taught at Dance Studio Elite. She taught here and competed for three years.
For the past 13 years Shasta has been running Shuffles. Today her focus is strictly on Shuffles recreational classes and working with the non-profit Shuffles Performance Team, who frequently perform at community events and gatherings and competitions. Some of the members of the team just got back from performing at parades at Disney World & they are currently planning on dancing at the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville the summer of 2022!
In Shasta's spare time, she enjoys walleye fishing with her husband on the Bay & riding her motorcycle. Her ultimate goal is to open up the fine arts to as many people in the community as possible.
Alissa Jacoby (dance instructor/ competition hair & makeup artist)
Alissa grew up in Shawano, Wisconsin where she started her dance career through community classes at the age of five. Four years later she enrolled at Shuffles Studio of Dance where she competed, taught, and performed until she graduated from Shawano Community High School. During her summers throughout school she had the opportunity to teach dance through Summer School for the Shawano School District.
Alissa has danced in places such as Minneapolis, Chicago, and Walt Disney World and hopes to continue to broaden her performance experience to more places around the US, and around the world.
After high school, Alissa spent some time at Paul Mitchell The School Green Bay and does hair and makeup for Shuffles Performance Team. She is now studying at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College working toward being an Educator.
Alissa is thrilled to be teaching at Shuffles and working with Shuffles Performance Team.
Mimi Selby (dance instructor)
Mimi grew up in Shawano, Wisconsin and started dancing at Shuffles when she was 7 up until she graduated high school. She has danced in places such as Madison, Minnesota, and Walt Disney World and hopes to continue to learn and grow as a dancer.
Mimi is now studying at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College as part of the nursing program and is working towards getting her pre-med before entering the dermatology program.
Mimi is excited to be teach at Shuffles and working with the Shuffles Performance Team.