Shaun was born in Basingstoke in 1994 and grew up in a small village, Baughurst, in Hampshire. He found an interest in writing as a young boy at school, but his creative interests took hold in a different form, when he discovered his love for dance. He attended classes at the Daphne Bennett School of Dancing, and when he was 11, began training at the prestigious Elmhurst School for Dance, in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet. There, he choreographed for the Tchaikovsky Gala in Estonia, a charity gala in Bourneville, Birmingham, and an Olympiad project called EncompassDance360. He performed for royalty, at the Birmingham Symphony hall, and was a dancer in the opening ceremony of the European Gymnastics Championships in 2010.
Shaun has performed with Ballet Cymru as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Benvolio in Romeo & Juliet, a soloist in TIR and Celtic Concerto (featured in the WOMEX in Cardiff), and as a performer in Stuck in the Mud, a sight specific, integrated production. He has featured in Aquilo’s music video Calling Me as the principle actor, as Alonzo in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS, and in commercials for BBC Radio 1 and BARCLAYCARD. He most recently performed as Snow White in Above the Stag’s pantomime Snow White: Rotten to the Core.
Shaun started writing when he was young, and started writing his first book when he was just 12. Since then, he has enjoyed writing short stories, including Sheltered, Lost in History, and The Next Stop, and has just finished writing novel When it Rains, for which he is currently seeking representation and publication.
His short play, Next Stop Zurich, premiered at the Colourhouse Theatre, 2017.