Artistic Statement                         

I am a dance artist that shares through teaching, making, and performing. I create invitations for gathering to practice complexity, differentiation, and resilience. These practices model possible ways of being through experiencing sensate, erotic, and imaginative explorations of one's own biology. My research is mirrored through improvisational methods that generate dance, co-narratives, myths, and tactile artifacts. I care deeply for collaboration and prefer to work in groups. I like to engage in long conversations as well as languageless haptic interactions where what is felt becomes a proposal for sharing what cannot always be seen.



Shannon is co-director of idiosynCrazy productions, a dance theater and production company alongside founder Jumatatu Poe. For more information on their collaborations, please visit