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    Shannon Stowe


    Before moving to New York to attend the New School for Drama as an MFA Acting Candidate, Shannon Stowe 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, Off-Broadway for Masterworks Theatre Company and for her own dance theatre company, New Dance Theatre.  New Dance Theatre made their Off-Off-Broadway debut with ASYLUM in July 2017.  The production received three nominations from the New York Innovative Theatre Awards:  Outstanding Performance Art Piece, Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Choreography/Movement.  She served as choreographer and assistant director for the Classics Studio productions at the New School from 2011-2017. Highlights of the Classics Studio were a Butoh-inspired Henry VI , an Argentine Tango infused Love’s Labour’s Lost, and a hip-hop Midsummer Night’s Dream.  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 has been teaching for the New School Student Services program since 2009.  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).  Recent training includes completing courses in Embodied Activism and work with Frantic Assembly.  Shannon in on the consulting committee for Dance4Healing who’s mission is “Educating, empowering, and inspiring anyone to leverage technology to build healthy habits with creative arts in a fun, easy way.”  Her role will be to generate content focusing on dance and the theatre as a healing/wellness practice as well as to design curriculum for instructor training around creative movement and empowered embodiment.   Her dance-for-all workshops can be found on dancingalonetogether.org.  


    Degrees Held

    MFA, Acting (New School for Drama)

    MA, Drama (San Francico State University)

    Professional Affiliation

    Actors' Equity


    Association of Theatre Movement Educators

    Performances and Appearances

    September 2018:  IN THE BLEAK MIDWINTER, a new play by Dorothy Lyman.  www.stuffedoliveinc.com

    Nominated for NYIT Awards:  Best Play


    Awards And Honors

    Ballerina, A One Woman Play - Assistant Choreographer:  Awarded at the "Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards and Festival" (Gold Award), International Independent Film Awards (Gold Winner), "Docs without Borders" (Award Of Exceptional Merit: Narration Talent) and Royal Wolf Film Awards (Best Documentary Short), New Vision Film Festival (Best Documentary Film) and WAVE Finalist

    Best Supporting Actress Nominee, Maverick Film Awards for Nurse in R&J with Ready, Set, Go Productions.





    Ballerina, A One-Woman Play

    Future Courses

    CMP 2
    TPER 5001, Spring 2025

    Foundations of Acting 2
    TDRU 2330, Spring 2025

    Performing Arts Core: I&C
    COPA 1037, Fall 2024

    Resilient Body
    COPA 5013, Fall 2024

    Past Courses

    CMP 2
    TPER 5001, Spring 2024

    CoPA Core: Improv. & Collab.
    COPA 1037, Spring 2024

    Foundations in Acting
    TDRU 2301, Fall 2023

    Resilient Body
    COPA 5013, Spring 2024

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