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  • Shannon Stowe


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    Shannon Stowe


    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, Off-Broadway for Masterworks Theatre Company and for her own dance theatre company, New Dance Theatre.  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). 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.  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).

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    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.

    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

    Current Courses

    CoPA Core: Whole Human Artist

    Dance for Actors 1.2 (Spring 2020)

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