Shane LeCocq is a native of New Orleans. He started performing as a child. But formally started to perform after he starred in 11 plays at Brother Martin High School in the early 90s.
In 1994, Mr. LeCocq left for New York to attend NYU. And in 1998, he graduated from the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. He also trained under the tutelage of David Mamet, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman and Josh Pais at the Atlantic Theater Company studio and StoneStreet's Film / TV studio.
Mr. LeCocq is a certified stage combat coach / choreographer who has studied from hand to hand to sword / quarterstaff with gurus Rick Sordelet and J. David Brimmer at NYU.
He was starred in several Off-Broadway shows, including original Eric Bogosian works. However, his life took a turn to include teaching ballroom and Latin dancing as a profession.
Shane LeCocq has worked for Arthur Murray in both New York from 1998 to 2000 and in Dayton, OH from 2001 to 2004 under 4 time US champions, Tim and Barbara Haller, and with his professional partner at the time won the Arthur Murray Future Champion American Smooth title.
Since returning back to his hometown of New Orleans, he has won countless Pro-Am titles at national competitions but still enjoys the purity of teaching social dancing. Shane is the owner and artistic director of Shall We Dance Studios in Mandeville, LA. He has lectured at NOCCA, Tulane University and has even coached the ballroom dance team at Princeton University. Performance, of all kind, is truly his passion. After being in the business for over 23 years, he has hundreds of credits under his belt in theater, film, TV and radio. Shane also enjoys doing impressions, card magic and playing chess.
Community involvement - Every year Mr. LeCocq judges a dancing event at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner for 5th graders.