Mr. Howell comes to Texas from Sacramento, California. He received his training from Stuart Carroll and Sharon Newton at the Capitol Ballet Center and spent hi summers at Boston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and Texas Ballet Theater on full scholarship. Shane is excited to begin his second season with TBT. As an apprentice with TBT, he enjoyed performing such roles as Ben Stevenson's "Pas de Deux" in Don Quixote, "Spanish" in The Nutcracker and the "Wolf" in Tim O'Keefe's Peter and the Wolf. He was also chosen to dance in Glen Tetley's Voluntaries, which premiered as part of Texas Ballet Theater's 2012-2013 season. Outside of dance, Shane enjoys cycling and cooking. He would like to thank his family, mentors and teachers for everything they have given him.