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  • Profile:

    Before moving to New York to attend the New School for Drama as an MFA Acting Candidate, Shannon was an actor and professional choreographer in the San Francisco Bay Area. In New York, Shannon has choreographed for Wizard Oil Productions, Ego Actus, Theatre Uzume, and Off-Broadway for Masterworks Theatre Company. She served as choreographer and assistant director for the Classics Studio productions the New School from 2011-2017. She has a background in Ballet, Musical Theatre and Jazz. In addition to teaching dance technique, she also teaches a variety of dance fitness classes and is a certified personal trainer (ACE) and group fitness instructor (AFAA). She is an associate artist with Strange Harbor and is the founder and artistic director of New Dance Theatre, a movement-based theatre company founded with New School alum. They recently made their Off-Off-Broadway debut with ASYLUM and are pursuing opportunities to take it on the road. Shannon received a certificate from the Yale Professional Directors Training Program and is a proud member of AEA, SAG/AFTRA, and ATME (The Association of Theatre Movement Educators). To learn more about Shannon, visit her personal website: www.shannonstowe.com

    Degrees Held:

    MFA, Acting (New School for Drama)

    MA, Drama (San Francico State University)

    Professional Affiliations:

    Actors' Equity


    Association of Theatre Movement Educators