Dancer Spotlight: Shanna Weight


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When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a color sayer when I was young. I’m not really sure what that is, but I guess I had aspirations to work for Crayola.

What super hero power would you choose to have?

If I could have a super power it would be Elasta Girl’s from The Incredibles-it would be really convenient for a dancer.

Where would we find you on a Saturday?

On a Saturday night when I am not dancing, I would most likely be at a RSL game with my husband and baby.

What was the last movie, TV show, or book that made you cry?

The last movie that made me cry was The Help. I have an adopted African American son & so I am always super sensitive to anything with racism.

What do you miss most about being a kid?

What I miss most about being a kid is the ease, not having to worry about bills, schedules, or responsibilities all the time.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

The best gift I ever received was my son Milo.

What story does your family always tell about you?

My family always tells the story of when I rode the bus home from school in kindergarten to avoid a dead kangaroo on the sidewalk. (Which really was just a deer, despite what my older sister told me.) I was too scared to walk past it all by myself on the way home, so I decided the bus could just give me ride, even though I’d never been on it before. I went the whole route & ended up back at school. Needless to say my mom was there freaking out, and my answer to why I rode the bus in the first place got a lot of questionable looks. No one believed it was to avoid a dead kangaroo. :)

What was your favorite food when you were little, and what is it now?

My favorite food when I was young was mashed potatoes & gravy. I still love them, but have a more diverse palette now & enjoy Indian food, Hawaiin haystacks, and a lot of other things as well.