Shamonet Haynes-Warner has been dancing since the tender age of 3. Since then, her skill quickly turned into a passion that would last for years. Grooming herself as a young dancer, Shamonet embarked upon the experience of dance competitions. In 1997, she was accepted into Thomas G. Pullen’s magnet program, where she upheld an academic concentration in Dance. That summer, she was awarded a full scholarship to train for two summers with the Dance Theatre of Harlem in Harlem, NY.
In the fall of 1999, Shamonet was accepted into Duke Ellington School of the Arts, where she had the opportunity to perform a piece choreographed by Louis Johnson (a choreographer known for his work in The Wiz). Shamonet also performed at the Kennedy Center, completed two summer intensives with the Howard University Department of Dance, and trained with Eleo Pomare, Ronald K. Brown, Kevin Malone, and the Ailey School. Shamonet can also add international appearances to her resume, as she has traveled to Bermuda for several dance engagements.
Shamonet is a product of University of the Arts, located in Philadelphia, PA, and is currently a member of KickRocks Crew and Culture Shock DC.