Shanta was born in the DC area and despite shamelessly loving being the center of attention as a child, didn't realize her passion for performing until her junior year of high school. 

She's played piano and guitar since she was young, and also has skills with the bass, ukelele, saxophone, and percussion.

You'll consistently find Shanta in class, in production, and writing for both stage and screen. She couldn't be more delighted to live in an era where empowered artists can create their own work!

Please also ask to see her fake sneeze; it's excellent.