The Juilliard School
Palisades High School
Directed Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, and Julianne Hough in the feature adaptation of the stage musical "Rock of Ages"; also produced and choreographed
Was one of the producers of the "82nd Annual Academy Awards" show.
Started appearing as a judge on "So You Think You Can Dance?"
Directed and choreographed the all-star cast remake of the Broadway musical "Hairspray"'; also choreographed and made a cameo as a talent agent
Produced and directed the comedy "The Pacifier," starring Vin Diesel
Feature directorial debut, "The Wedding Planner" starring Jennifer Lopez.
Directed his first film, the short "Cosmo's Tale", which was later shown at the Sundance Film Festival.
Feature choreography debut, "The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag"
Began career as a professional choreographer
Choreographed his first music video for director Julien Temple after lying to him about his experience.
Acted in "The Wind in the Willows" and "The Red Shoes"
Although an experienced choreographer Shankman did not have enough prep time to choregraph "Rock Of Ages" (2012). Instead Shankman chose Mia Michaels, his colleague and friend from "So You Think You Can Dance", to handle the chores.