Shannon Murphy received her MFA in Dance from the University of the Arts in the summer of 2019. She is currently an Artist in Residence at the Whole Shebang teaching and developing her current performance research. Her work was recently shown at the Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, and Archedream For Humankind Studios. She has been awarded an Arts for Social Change Grant from the Leeway Foundation, a Live Arts (now FringeArts) LAB fellowship, a New Edge Residency in Dance and a was New Edge Mix Artist at the Community Education Center, a Rocky Award, and was an Artist in Residence at Mascher Space Co-Op. She has been a co-director of idiosynCrazy productions alongside founder, Jumatatu Poe since 2009.
Shannon has studied Franklin Method with Eric Franklin for over 10 years and now as one of the first US/English speaking faculty members, specializes in Franklin Method for dancers. As an adjunct Assistant Professor, she teaches at the University of the Arts where she is the Curricular Head of Body Pathways and is developing programming to reduce injury and support the healing and recovery of injured dancers. She has also taught at Bryn Mawr College, Drexel University where she was the Assistant Director of Drexel Dance Ensemble from 2015-2017 and is currently on faculty at Stockton University.
Shannon has worked with many dance artists/companies, including Peggy Baker, Group Motion Dance Co, Jaamil Kosoko, Jumatatu Poe, The Naked Stark, Nichole Canuso Dance Company, SCRAP Performance Group, and Kate Watson-Wallace.