Colby Shinn

As a vibrant and versatile artist, Colby Shinn is one of the most recognized dancers in the United States. Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, he is from a 3rd generation professional dance family, and has gone on to work with award winning choreographers for Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing With The Stars and more! At the young age of 16, he was already a National Award Winning Choreographer, with his work has being nationally awarded by Chita Rivera, Paula Abdul and Mitzi Gaynor. Most recently, he performed in the 29th Annual Gypsy Awards in Hollywood, honoring Paula Abdul & Dick Van Dyke. He is the Lead Choreographer of the Nicolas Cage, World War II film, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, coming to theaters November 11, 2016! In the past year, he has filmed Holding Patterns working alongside Freddie Highmore & Haley Joel Osment, he choreographed the Two Way Crossing music video, "Car Trouble" starring Autumn Miller, performed & choreographed The George Twins' hit music video, "Diana", and appeared in the Bruce Willis film, Vice. Other recent projects include performing with LeAnn Rimes on CMA Country Christmas on ABC, choreography featured on Britney Spears' official website for her #1 hit single "Hold It Against Me", and choreography featured on NBC's The Today Show. He has choreographed and performed for the National Distinguished Young Women Organization including their Rock The Runway fashion benefit. His national award winning choreography for Major Universities, including the University of Alabama, has been featured on the UDA National Championships airing on ESPN. He has appeared in Dance Studio Life Magazine and awarded "Best Choreography" by Dance Spirit Magazine for recording artist, Lauren Hildebrandt. Stage credits include the 22nd Annual Gypsy Awards in Hollywood honoring TV / Film Icon, Mary Tyler Moore, the "Oscars of Fashion", The Michael Awards, in New York, and the Jazz Dance World Congress. Other television credits include performing with Paula Abdul on ESPN, E! News, and the America's Junior Miss National Finals on BRAVO. In his competitive days, he was a Seven-Time National Title Winner, including winning Debbie Allen's National FAMEUS Challenge, chosen by Raven Symone. He was on faculty and toured the US with Tremaine Dance Conventions for 11 years. Colby's tremendous energy and emphasis on technique and style has put him in demand as an International Master Teacher and Choreographer, where he has recently worked in Canada, the All You Can Dance Festival in Austria, and the Jazz Dance Fest Costa Rica for the past 6 years. Colby is thrilled to spread his love and passion for dance as he joins the JUMP Tour this season!