Independent Contemporary Dance Artist, Writer, Director, Arts Advocate and Consultant
Shannon Litzenberger is Toronto-based contemporary dancer, choreographer, producer, arts advocate and cultural policy buff. Through the creative umbrella of her company Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance, she creates innovative multi-disciplinary productions that explore timely social issues using 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.
As an advocate, researcher, strategist and cultural policy buff, 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 published over 100 articles on arts policy through contributions to local, national and international publications. Shannon was the 2012 recipient of the Jack McAllister Award for accomplishment in dance. www.shannonlitzenberger.com