Jimmy Shughart began his ballet training at the age of 13 at Delaware Arts Conservatory. In 2013, Shughart was accepted into The Rock School for Dance Education’s year-round boarding program. In January of 2017, Shughart joined The School of Pennsylvania Ballet, where he had the opportunity to perform with the company in Le Corsaire and also performed the lead male role in the school’s production of La Fille Mal Gardée. He also supplemented his training with summer intensives at The Rock School, Chautauqua Institution, and The School of Pennsylvania Ballet. Shughart joined Pennsylvania Ballet II for the 2017-2018 season.