As a vibrant and versatile artist, Colby Shinn is one of the most recognized dancers in North America. He is from a 3rd generation professional dance family and has gone on to work with award winning choreographers for Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, Justin Bieber, So You Think You Dance, Dancing With The Stars and more!
At the young age of 16, he was already a National Award Winning Choreographer, with his work being nationally awarded by Chita Rivera, Paula Abdul and Mitzi Gaynor. He just performed as a Principal Dancer in The Receipt, a National Commercial for Walmart directed by Seth Rogen & choreographed by Tricia Miranda which debuted at The Oscars 2017!
His most recent projects include choreography for New York Fashion Week 2017, choreography featured on NBC’s The Today Show and performing in 29th Annual Gypsy Awards in Hollywood, honoring Paula Abdul & Dick Van Dyke.
He was the choreographer of the World War II film, USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage starring Nicolas Cage & Matt Lanter. Other recent projects include being featured in Holding Patterns working alongside Freddie Highmore & Haley Joel Osment, choreographing the Two Way Crossing music video, Car Trouble, choreographing & starring in The George Twins' hit music video, Diana, and he was featured in the Bruce Willis film, Vice.
In recent years, he performed with LeAnn Rimes on CMA Country Christmas airing on ABC, choreography featured on Britney Spears’ official website for her #1 hit single Hold It Against Me, and performed in a tribute to Screen Legend, Ann-Margret. In 2012, his choreography garnered the attention of Gloria Estefan, for his work on the international company, DanceWorks Costa Rica. He can be seen as the Choreographer and Model in Marcea Costume / Active Wear Collection. 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:
22nd Annual Gypsy Awards in Hollywood honoring TV / Film Icon, Mary Tyler Moore
The “Oscars of Fashion”
The Michael Awards in New York
The Jazz Dance World Congress
Other television credits include performing with Paula Abdul on ESPN, E! News, the America’s Junior Miss National Finals on BRAVO and Studio 10 on FOX. In his competitive days, he was a Seven-Time National Title Winner, including winning Debbie Allen’s National FAMEUS Challenge, chosen by Raven Symone and being a 3-time "National Dancer of the Year" with Tremaine Dance Conventions, from which he became a Faculty member for nearly 10 years.
Colby’s newest endeavor is joining Break The Floor Productions where he is on Faculty with the largest convention tour in the world, JUMP Dance Convention and The Dance Awards! 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, Mexico, the All You Can Dance Festival in Austria, and the Jazz Dance Fest Costa Rica for the past 6 years.