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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 finds deep joy in authentic embodied experiencing — when the heart, body and mind are dancing freely together. As a performer, she’s worked with Veronica Lee-Baik/The Three Yells since 2014, Jessica Jobaris/General Magic, Shannon Stewart, Dylan Ward, Cameo Lethem, Kim Holloway, Noelle Chun and others. As a teacher, she aims to empower individual voice while fostering community and has been fortunate to teach 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 and went on to study LivingDance~LivingMusic, an alternate-route dance/movement therapy program, with Dr. Danielle Fraenkel in Greece in 2016. She recently graduated from Tamalpa Institute’s somatic expressive art therapy program in California under Daria Halprin and Anna Halprin. In Seattle, she leads Dance Healing workshops and collaborates with artists, community organizers, psychologists, body workers, meditators and more to expand opportunities for connection, empowerment and healing through the arts.