Essence Shoffner


Essence Shoffner of Liberty, NC, began dancing at the age of three at the Burlington Academy of Dance & Arts in Burlington, NC. She is well versed in executing and teaching various styles of dance such as Ballet, Jazz, African, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, and more. In 2014, Essence had the honor of taking a master class with Principal Ballet dancer Misty Copeland. Following in 2015, she continued her training at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she had the pleasure of performing in various works, being a member and Captain of the Spartan G’s Dance Team, and a lead teacher for UNCG Dancers Connect.

Essence graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance with K-12 Licensure and an English minor. She is excited to begin her career as a dance teacher and new faculty member with Burlington Dance Center!

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