Shawn Bowman-Hicks received her MFA in dance from The Ohio State University and her bachelor's degree from Columbia College, SC. She has been a guest artist and on the faculties at several schools including Ohio State, Towson State, Goucher College, Wake Forest, UNCG, and Guangxi Arts College in China. She has had numerous dance works produced and performs regionally. Her faith and family drive her craft. She passionately believes that dance is for everyone and she encourages people to pursue it in their lives. She appreciates all of the opportunities for personal growth that Salem College's Dance Department provides for the students and also for her.