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    Shannon Gillen


    Artistic Director of Shannon Gillen & Guests (SGG), Gillen received her BFA from The Juilliard School, where she was mentored by Martha Clarke and Pat Catterson. Upon graduating, Gillen studied Meisner acting at the Maggie Flanigan Studio. Her choreographic works have been presented at Alice Tully Hall, the Clark Studio Theater, Dance New Amsterdam, HERE Arts Center, with Movement Research at Judson Church, Springboard Danse Festival, the Ontological-Hysteric Theater, the Joyce SoHo season and as a finalist in the The AWARD Show!, with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Sitelines Series as part of NYC's River to River Festival, the Wave Rising Festival, INDEX Festival, Reverb Festival, PULSE Art Fair in New York City and in Miami as part of Art Basel, the IAP at St. Mark’s Church, The Flea Theater, Dance Conversations at the Flea Theater, New Dance Alliance’s Performance Mix Festival, The Steps Repertory Ensemble (where she was selected by Christopher Wheeldon as the first emerging choreographer), The Harkness Ensemble,The University of Hartford, The Juilliard School, SUNY Purchase, and the Ailey/Fordam School. She has been awarded residencies with Festival Oltre Passo in Lecce, Italy, Fresh Tracks at Dance Theater Workshop, as an Artist in Residence with DNA, with LMCCs Swing Space, as a MADAIR at the Stella Adler School of Acting and with Ballet Divertimento and Springboard Danse in Montreal, Canada. Most recently SGG was commissioned to present A COLORED IMAGE OF THE SUN, which held a sold out run at the 92nd Street Y’s Sundays at Three Series and also at Triskelion Arts Presents. In addition to her choreographic endeavors, Shannon was awarded the Dean Fellowship at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. This year she was invited to Holland for choreographic research at de Theaterschool in Amsterdam and at Random Collision/Grand Theater in Groningen. Upon returning to New York, she will receive her Masters in Choreography in May, 2013. She is on faculty at Dance New Amsterdam, Peridance Capezio Center, and the Movement Invention Project at Baryshnikov Arts Center. She is also a guest teacher at The Juilliard School. Gillen was also recently selected as one of twenty to watch in Brooklyn Magazine’s Culture Issue.

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