PulsePDX Teacher Shannon


Shannon R.

Currently I teach Beats Fitness. It’s a mash up of Afro beats and hip hop music. The class is unique because it blends dance technique and fitness. I love fusion of movement and believe music and movement can create joy and love. I’m hoping to teach more in the fall so please be on the look out for those classes!




FREEDOM! PulsePDX allows everyone to let go and be free. No mirrors, no judgement! The positive energy that flows through the building is why I love coming and also teaching here! 


how I got started

I started dancing at the age of 5 after I saw my aunt dance in a Carnival style parade in San Francisco. I grew up taking jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, ballet and tumbling. While in college pursing my degree in Dance, I was fortunate enough to take from legends in hip hop dance, Bharatanatyam (classical Indian dance) and West African dance. I got certified to teach Zumba in 2013 and started teaching in 2015 when my husband and I moved here from the Bay Area.


why join me?

I used to teach at a private school as one of the specialty teachers; Dance. My favorite part was turning a “too cool” student into an open minded free mover. The joy I found in movement and music is why I do what I do. I believe that everyone deserves to be free physically, mentally, and spiritually. And sometimes you can find all of those through music and dance.

Let’s spread more joy; Be you, be free!

PulsePDX Teacher Danny