Shannon Maguire first fell in love with the air when she started learning tissu as a young adult. Coming from an artistic gymnastics background, she took to it immediately, studying with Juliana Neves of Cirque Du Soleil's show Dralion and Veronique Thibeault from Montreal's ENC. She performed tissu in Cirque Le Masque in Colombia, Cirque Dreams in the Mediterranean and in South Korea, as well as with Cirque Eloize of Montreal. But, it was a duo trapeze act with a former partner that took her around over the world, winning them a bronze medal in the Wuqiao festival in China, as well as the public's choice award in the Latina, Italy Circus Festival in 2012. She has since performed the world twice over, and it was after a tour of American military bases in South Korea, that Shannon decided to add Cyr Wheel to her ever growing circus repertoire.
Shannon Maguire is currently not instructing any classes.