Shannon Brooks



Shannon Brooks is a multidisciplinary artist primarily working with dance, film, video, and performance. Shannon is Disabled and collaborates with Disabled artists to create accessible spaces and experiences celebrating Disabled history and culture through a Disability Justice framework. Shannon is also the co-creator of Window Room, an art space in southwest Philadelphia dedicated to supporting multidisciplinary art. 





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





2019- Present        Window Room, co-creator, darkroom director 

2017-2020             SpArc Philadelphia, Dance and New Media Facilitator 

2016-2018             Portside Arts Center, Afterschool Arts, Portside Artsmobile teaching artist

2016                      Bryn Cohn + Artists Development Assistant


Solo Exhibition and Performance 


May 2020             'Sound Blanket', Living Window, Philadelphia PA 

February 2020      'Loop', Inhale/Exhale with Window Seat Media, Olympia WA 

November 2019    'Loop', Studio Works, Leah Stein dance company, Philadelphia PA

March 2019          'Loop', Shoebox Theater Festival, Philadelphia PA





2019                      'Feast of Fools' interactive Pochinko clown performance, clown

2019                      'Close to Home' choreographed by Leah Stein, dancer

2019                      ​'RISE'  Asimina Chremos and Leah Stein Dance Company, videographer

2019                      ​'Tell Me The Truth' by 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

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' by Ana Woulfe, performer

2017                      'Spool'  THELMA, director and editor 

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



Programming and Curation 


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

February 2020     'Double Feature No.2', Window Room, Philadelphia PA

January 2020       'Double Feature No.1', Window Room, Philadelphia PA

August 2019        'Nice People', Window Room Philadelphia PA



Additional Education


2019                      Pochinko Clown Workshop, 7-week intensive directed by Donna Oblongata 

2019                      Practice and Performance LAB with Leah Stein