Our Studio

Born 2 Danz is a clean, family atmosphere that encourages positive behavior and character in every child while loving the differences and individuality of each. 

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All About Born 2 Danz - Hip Hop/ Jazz Funk Dance Studio

Our Message

The idea that we are all born with great and valuable gifts is how the name Born 2 Danz came about.  Expressing those gifts through the performing arts is our mission.

Our Students

The students share in the passion and joy that dance brings.  Excellence in dance instruction and performance is nurtured in each and every student throughout the year. It's our sincere hope that this will lead not only to the success of our studio, but the future successes of each child and family whom we touch!

Alexa Cooper -  Jazz Instructor


At the age of 3 Alexa Cooper, started dancing at Elizabeth Williams School of Dance in Sevierville, TN. At the age of 8, she started competing in genres like lyrical, ballet, jazz, hip hop, and acro. She was also on her school’s dance teams from 5th grade to a senior in high school where she became the captain. Once she graduated high school, she was accepted into the East Tennessee State University’s Dance Team for 2 years where they competed on a national level. She has since transferred to Tennessee Wesleyan University where she is in the Dental Hygiene program and will be graduating in May of 2020. Her specialties are technique, flexibility, Jazz, and Contemporary/Lyrical.

​     It is with your feet that you move...      ​but it is with your heart that you Dance!

Shanie Marshall – Owner/Operator - Hip-Hop and Jazz Funk Instructor


Born 2 Danz Founder, Shanie Marshall, has always had a passion for dance.  She excelled in all athletics growing up, winning numerous honors along the way. However, her heart was always in dance.  As an adult she's been able to follow her dreams of dance and share that dream and passion with others.
Her original choreography placed her team in the top 10 of an International dance competition in 2012.  She was a top 10 finalist in a Regional Dance Fitness Instructor competition that reached across South Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia in 2013. She was featured on Missy Kane's Fit and Fun Show and chosen Best Dance Instructor in Monroe County by the People's Choice Awards in the Advocate Democrat Newspaper.  She loves passing the joy and passion of dance to others!!

Cheer/Dance and Jazz Essentials are now on the schedule!!

Caitlyn Johnson - Cheer/Dance Instructor


At just 16, Caitlyn has been cheering for 10 years, doing competitive cheer along with football and basketball.  She loves choreographing her own routines and discovered her passion for dance through cheer.  She is the current captain of Sequoyah High School Dance Team and has already earned multiple awards for performances in dance and for her choreography.