BIO:
Shannon Litzenberger is Toronto-based contemporary dancer, choreographer, producer, arts advocate and consultant. She facilitates workshops on creativity and innovation within the corporate setting, using movement-based creative process to foster effective collaboration, authentic personal expression and ingenuity. Through the umbrella of her company Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance, she creates innovative multi-disciplinary productions that explore timely social issuesusing contemporary dance in concert with other mediums like storytelling, film, visual art and poetry. An imaginative creator, she often develops unique collaborations across art forms and communities, connecting people with artistic experiences through engagement in creative process. Her work has taken her through small towns and big cities across Ontario, Canada, the US and Europe.
As an arts advocate, researcher, strategist and policy thinker, Shannon also works with many cultural organizations including Business for the Arts, the Canadian Arts Summit, ArtsVote Toronto, the Laidlaw Foundation, Dance Umbrella of Ontario, the Canadian Arts Coalition, and the Metcalf Foundation, among others. A thought leader in her field, she has been an invited guest speaker at several events and conferences across Canada and internationally and has published over 100 articles on dance, creative process and arts policy through contributions to local, national and international publications. Shannon was the 2012 recipient of the Jack McAllister Award for accomplishment in dance.