Shannon

Hometown: Mesquite

School: University of North Texas

Favorite book: Too many to name just one - The Da Vinci Code, Eat Pray Love, all Harry Potter books and all The Hunger Games series

Favorite junk food: cookies, cupcakes, Thin Mints, ice cream

Favorite FC Dallas player: Brek Shea

Biggest pet peeve: smacking

iPhone or Blackberry? iPhone

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? veterinarian

Who was your favorite cartoon character when you were growing up? Tweety Bird

What advice would you give young kids about becoming a dancer? Always believe in yourself, never give up and remember to have fun. School should always come first.

Three words that describe yourself? Compassionate, dedicated, optimistic