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A b o u t
Hayley Shannon is a dancer and teaching artist based in Seattle, WA exploring dance as a channel for empowerment and healing. She is currently studying expressive arts therapy at Tamalpa Institute in California under Daria and Anna Halprin. Hayley finds her greatest joy in authentic embodied experiencing — when the heart, body and mind are dancing freely together. She is a performer, choreographer and company member of The Three Yells Performance Company since 2014. She's been teaching for 9+ years including on faculty at Velocity Dance Center, Creative Dance Center, Spectrum Dance Theater, Seattle Public Schools with Pacific Northwest Ballet and independently. Originally from Michigan, she earned a B.A. in Communications and Dance from Michigan State University with Honors and studied LivingDance~LivingMusic, an alternate-route dance/movement therapy program, with Dr. Danielle Fraenkel in Corfu, Greece in 2016. When in Seattle, she studies with embodied consciousness leader Sono Hashisaki and soaks up the nature of the Pacific Northwest. Investigating the cross-sections of dance and healing is her life-long path and she continues to show up with wonder and gratitude to what the present moment unearths.