Shannon Lampkin holds a BFA in Theatre Performance and a Music Minor from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Born in St. Peters, MO, Shannon's love for the arts developed as a young girl through the encouragement of her family and teachers. Despite being excessively shy, Shannon was very enthusiastic about learning to perform, and she enjoyed finding ways to incorporate creative applications into her other studies. She auditioned and was cast in her first role at fourteen: Ms. Jones in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. She hasn't looked back since.
When she isn't performing, Shannon loves to read, watch movies and TV, go hiking or running, bake, play board games and Nintendo 64, as well as spend time with the people she loves.
Shannon often combines her love of travel with performance and has now performed in 15 states. She recently completed her first national tour as Doris Walker in the Smith and Stefanic musical adaptation of Miracle on 34th Street, as well as a regional tour in the Southwestern United States for The National Theatre for Children. Shannon has also spent two summers performing in Alaska for Holland America Line/Princess Cruises as Angel in The Music of Denali outside of Denali National Park.
Shannon thinks education is extremely important and she enjoys working with children in the classroom, on the stage, and as a babysitter for the last 14 years. Her work in productions with The National Theatre for Children, the Omaha Theater Company for Young People (aka The Rose Theater), and as an instructor with Nebraska Shakespeare's Camp Shakespeare have been very rewarding as they have enabled her to work directly with students who are discovering how to tell stories in their own unique way. Shannon strongly believes that the arts build confidence, creativity, as well as both individual and team building skills---everything that a child needs to be successful in whatever they choose to do in the future.