Shannon Litzenberger, MA, is an award-winning contemporary dance artist, choreographer, director, programmer, creative facilitator and producer based in Toronto. Known for creating imaginative performance experiences, her innovative collaborations come to life at the intersection of dance, theatre, literary, and visual art.
Her perspective is decidedly feminist, philosophical, socially conscious and emphatically Canadian. Her roots in Canada’s rural prairies inspire recurring themes of connection to land, environment, belonging, identity and place. Her work has been presented across Canada and the US, in collaboration with some of Canada’s leading artists including Marie-Josée Chartier, Lorna Crozier, David Earle, Don McKay, Susie Burpee, Sylvain Émard and Michael Greyeyes. She has been an invited resident artist at Banff Centre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Toronto Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Atlantic Ballet Theatre and with Dark by Five at the Gros Morne Summer Music Festival. Shannon is the recipient of the Jack McAllister Award for accomplishment in dance, the recipient of a 2019 Chalmers Arts Fellowship and a twice-shortlisted finalist for the prestigious KM Hunter Award. Her most recent work World After Dark was nominated for a 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award