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, was fortunate enough to gain a funded place at the prestigious Elmhurst School for Dance (now known as the Elmhurst Ballet School), in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet. He trained at Elmhurst for eight years, in which time 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.
On graduating, Shaun performed as a ballet dancer with Ballet Cymru, a touring company based in Newport, Wales. He performed 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. Since leaving the company, he has also featured in Aquilo’s music video Calling Me as the principle actor and as Alonzo in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS.
Shaun started writing when he was young, and started writing his first book when he was just 12, though he didn’t manage to finish it until he was much older. 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.