Shawn brings the excitement of the "Casting Industry" to KAR! With over 12 years of Industry experience, he has served as a Senior Booking Agent, Casting Director, Talent Development Director, Floor Director (MSNBC) and, most importantly, as an Actor, Singer, Dancer. After graduating from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, he was given the opportunity to tour the world visiting 32 countries as a Dancer with Disney Live. Following the tour, he served as the Media Representative and Casting Assistant for stage shows associated with Feld Entertainment. Until recently Shawn accepted the position; Director of TV/Film and Commercials at BESTAgency. Based out of Las Vegas, he oversees all theatrical and commercial submissions between Las Vegas and Miami, FL agencies.
Some of his booking credits include: The Brave on NBC, Bright - Netflix, MTV - VMA'S, Latin Grammy's, Altered Carbon on Netflix, America’s Got Talent, The Bachelor, HBO Ballers, MGM Resorts, Hard Rock Casino, Caesars Entertainment, Coke,The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Pepsi, McDonalds, Bealls, Super Bowl XLIX, HSN, So You Think You Can Dance, X Factor, Twilight Breaking Dawn pt2, The Hunger Games, Homeland, Sleepy Hollow, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, How To Get Away with Murder, numerous Nickelodeon and Disney shows and music videos for artist such as; Nicki Minaj, Ludacris, Steve Aoki, Daddy Yankee, Elvis Crespo, Demi Lovatto, Florida Georgia Line, T.I, Farruko, Prince Royce, Pitbull, Ricky Martin, Lady Gaga and Beyonce's visual album (tour).
As he enters his 6th season with KAR, his passion for dance and education of the arts are once again ignited. As a Competition Director, he hopes to inspire our young Dancers and fuel them with Industry knowledge to succeed. "To witness the courage, growth and accomplishments of these Dancers through the years has been one of the greatest rewards. Thank you to my KAR Family for allowing such amazing opportunities." - Shawn