Shawn Ahern, Dancer, is a country boy at heart, born and raised in Dublin, New Hampshire. After graduating from rural public school and the Monadnock Performing Arts Academy, both located in his native New Hampshire, Shawn moved to Vienna, Austria to continue his studies through dance and visual arts. He later returned to New Hampshire where he worked in steel construction and pursued his undergraduate degree at Keene State College. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Keene as a Theatre and Dance major under the mentorship of William Seigh. Shawn owes his passion for movement and for learning to the inspired instructors at MPAA, KSC and the American Dance Festival. He is truly excited each day to collaborate, travel and perform with Pilobolus! Shawn would like to thank you for sustaining the arts and, most importantly, he thanks his family from the bottom of his heart for all the unending support and love they bring into his life.