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Shannon Brooks

last updated Nov 2022



2011-2015 BA Cinema Studies and Art History, Purchase College, SUNY


Teaching and Facilitation 

Aug 2022 Skin Seeing, Kinematic Workshop, Icebox Project Space

Jan 2021 Ideate, Movement Teaching Artist

April 2021 Visual Field, LSDC Artist Spotlight Class Offering, Teaching Artist

Feb  2021 Fleisher Teen Lounge, Teaching Artist

June 2020 Crip Space, ILSSA Group Residency: Embodiment, Teaching Artist 

2017-2020 SpArc Philadelphia, Dance and New Media Facilitator 

2016-2018 Portside Arts Center, Afterschool Arts, Artsmobile Teaching Artist


Solo Exhibition

Sept 2022 “how to see in the dark”, Open Page, LSDC, Fringe Fest 2022, Phila, PA

Aug 2022   “how to see in the dark”, AUTOMAT, Phila, PA

May 2020  “Sound Blanket”, Living Window, Phila PA 

Feb  2020 “Loop”, Inhale/Exhale with Window Seat Media, Olympia WA 

Nov 2019  "Loop”, Studio Works, Leah Stein dance company, Phila PA

March 2019 Loop”, Shoebox Theater Festival, Phila PA



2022 “BEYOND THE SWORDS,” visual album, director

2022 “FRUITOPIA”, Night of 1000 Kates, Underground Arts, choreographer, performer

2022 “Departure Study of Mother/land Fabric”, The BRICK Theater, Brooklyn NY, projection artist 

2021 “folden room; shared sky”, REAP what you show, The Art Room Studio, editor/collaborator with Leah Stein, performer

2021 “Connection, Distance, Closeness, and Direction”, Dawn States Dance Company, Digital Fringe Festival, dancer

2019 “Feast of Fools”, Hawthorne Park, Pochinko clown performance, clown

2019 “Close to Home”, choreographed by Leah Stein, performer

2019 ‘“RISE”, Asimina Chremos and Leah Stein Dance Company, LOVE park, videographer

2019 ‘​Tell Me The Truth’,Muna Lleiwat, directed by Tara Bayat , choreographer

2019 ‘If We Listened to Birds Sometimes’, directed by Dawn Pratson, dancer and singer 

2019 ‘Hannah for the Weekend’ directed by Ryan Schnackenberg, producer and performer

2019 SpArc Fringe Festival,  choreographer and assistant director 

2018 ‘Lean In When I Suffer’, SPEEDY ORTIZ, directed by Ari Ratner, performer

2018 ‘If You Let It’ THELMA, directed by Tara Bayat, choreographer and performer

​2018 ‘Hunter’,Ana Woulfe, performer

2017 ‘Spool’ THELMA, director and editor 

2017 ​‘On Earth’, directed by Ryan Schnackenberg, performer and production assistant 

2017 SpArc Fringe Festival, Theatrical production, choreographer  

Arts Administration 

Aug 2021- Present Leah Stein Dance Company, administrative and curatorial organizer

2020- Present Hook&Loop, founding member, facilitator, organizer

March 2021- Present Undue Burden, director of archiving and exhibition

Dec 2020 - Present Pennsylvania Live Arts, production staff 

2016 Bryn Cohn + Artists, Development Assistant


Programming and Organizing

Feb 2022 STUDIO WORKS, Leah Stein Dance Company, Philadelphia PA

Sept 2022 Open Page, Leah Stein Dance Company, Philadelphia PA

Aug 2022 THE TOOLS WE USE, Hook&Loop, AUTOMAT, Philadelphia PA

Jan  2022 FRACTALS, Hook&Loop, virtual program

Sept 2021 Artroom, Outdoors: REAP What You Show, Philadelphia PA 

Sept 2021 Hang with Hook&Loop, Clark Park, Philadelphia PA 

March 2021 Virtual Variety Show, Hook&Loop, virtual programming 

Jan 2021 OUTBURST [a virtual dance party], Hook&Loop, virtual programming

2020 Window Room TV, virtual programing, Window Room and KTP

Feb 2020 ‘Double Feature No.2’, Window Room, Philadelphia PA

Jan 2020 ‘Double Feature No.1’, Window Room, Philadelphia PA

August 2019 ‘Nice People’, Window Room Philadelphia PA


Awards and Recognition

2022 Illuminate the Arts, The Philadelphia Office for the Arts

March 2022 Velocity Fund, awarded for Undue Burden community archive 

March 2021 Leeway Art for Change Grant, awarded for Undue Burden community archive. 


Certification and Additional Education

2023 Restorative Practice Training 101 with DeepSpaceMind at Eddie’s House (RCI)

2023 CRIP LAB, MELT with Kayla Hamilton and Elisabeth Motley, Movement Research

2022 STRANGE NATURE, The Field Center, VT

2021 Bartol Foundation Trauma-Informed Teaching Artist Training 

2019 Pochinko Clown Workshop, 7-week intensive with Donna Oblongata 

2019 Practice and Performance LAB with Leah Stein


Interviews and Artist Talks 

Jan 2022 Memory & Movement, with Annie Heath, Asian American Art Alliance

April 2021 LSDC Artist Spotlight

Dec 2020 VISIBILITYtalks ,Video Series featured artist

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