Magazine article Dance Spirit

Shannon Bex of Danity Kane

Magazine article Dance Spirit

Shannon Bex of Danity Kane

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Before she became a member of Diddy's girlgroup Danity K a ne (from MTV's "Making rhe Band 3"), Shannon Bex was grooving courtside as a Portland Trail Blazer dancer Now, after working with renowned choreographers and touring with pop stars, she still enjoys a plain old dance class. So how did dance prepare the Bend, OR, native for the big, bad world of stardom? White it was a whirlwind summer-including lighting up the stage for a nationwide Six Flogs tour, recording Season 5 of the TV show and helping promote the group's new clothing line-Shannon finally had time to spill to DS.

A pop star's dance training keeps her jamming.

DS: How did you first get into dance?

Shannon Bex: I was 6 when I began formal batlet training, but I was dancing dawn grocery aisles before that.

DS: How has your ballet training prepared you for

SB: Ballet is so immensely challenging because there is so much strength and technique required; it's very disciplined.

DS: Describe being a BlasezDancer. …

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