Shannon Litzenberger is Toronto-based dancer, choreographer, writer, director, creative facilitator and arts advocate. Throughout her career, she has collaborated with some of Canada’s leading artists including Marie-Josée Chartier, David Earle, DA Hoskins, Noah Richler, Susie Burpee, Heidi Strauss, Darryl Tracy, Lorna Crozier, Michael Greyeyes, Christopher Dewdney and David Pressault. Since 2009 she has been creating and producing dynamic multi-disciplinary performance works through the creative umbrella of her company Shannon Litzenberger Contemporary Dance. Her work is distinctly Canadian, addressing themes of identity, belonging and place, and drawing connections between our physical environments and Canadian cultural experiences. An imaginative creator, she often designs unique collaborations across art forms and communities, connecting people with artistic experiences through engagement in creative process.
Her work has been presented in towns and cities across Canada, in collaboration with DanceWorks, Guelph Dance, Anne Portnuff Theatre (Saskatchewan), The Registry Theatre (Kitchener), JD Dance, The Toronto Fringe Festival, Gardiner Museum, Atlantic Ballet Theatre, Business for the Arts, The Capitol Theatre (Moncton), Fredericton Playhouse, and Dance: Made in Canada, among others. Shannon was the 2012 recipient of the Jack McAllister Award for accomplishment in dance. www.shannonlitzenberger.com