Who is Bree Shannon?
Bree Shannon, also know affectionately as Bretina, is a native of Atlanta, GA who started dancing at the age of six and singing and performing in musicals at the age of twelve. She was rooted in the church and grew up singing in the choir and leading solos, which helped shape her vocal style and abilities. She attended Florida State University, but completed and obtained her B.A. degree in Industrial Engineering Technology at Southern Polytechnic State University. After working in Corporate America and being out of the entertainment arena for over 13 years, an unexpected layoff became a window of opportunity to pursue her passion for performing and entertaining.
That same year she started working for Six Flags Over Georgia, met some wonderful performers who also worked cruise ships and they encourage her to submit an audition video. Two weeks later she was hired as a production singer with Royal Caribbean Cruises and later began working for Carnival Cruise Lines, where she sang, danced and entertained for over a decade. Now she's back home in Atlanta working as a vocal and stage performance coach and performing gigs around town.
Bree is also a professional TV, film, commercial, and voice-over talent and a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild and Actor’s Equity Association. But her greatest passion is singing and performing on stage for a live audience. She accredits her soulful tone, vocal diversity, and the spirit in which she performs, to her love for Christ, her life experiences and the singing divas she admires such as Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, Aretha Franklin and one of her favorites Tina Turner.
There's nothing more priceless to Bree than spending time with her family and friends and cultivating her relationships. Authentic love is everything!
Entertaining to bring a smile to your soul....it's Bree Shannon!!!