ARTISTIC STATEMENT

I am a dancer, teacher, and explorer. I am constantly researching the body — its power, and its limitations and wondering how our knowledge of neuroscience, physiology, and cognitive science can help us move, feel, and live better.

I am passionate about work that explores extremes while illustrating subtlety and that investigates the physical, emotional, and theatrical nature of performance. I love collaborating with artists who take risks, have big hearts, and possess an appetite for transforming imagination into movement. I enjoy tackling big ideas, impossible physical tasks, and problems that can’t be solved in a lifetime.

SHANNON LEYPOLDT is a freelance dance artist based in Berlin. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. She then continued her training at the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance under the direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan.

In 2014, she joined wee dance company at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater, Görlitz-Zittau (GHT) for three seasons under Dan Pelleg & Marko E. Weigert. Shannon she performed choreography by Maxine Doyle, Shlomi Bitton, Hillel Kogen, Katrina Bastian and Sommer Ulrickson. She has performed in Bosnia, Taiwan, Israel, Russia, Denmark, Germany, and the United States.

Shannon has performed with Dorky Park, EYAS Dance Project, burnsWORK, FACT/SF, Sharp & Fine, and Nine Shards Dance Theater Collective. 

Shannon enjoys teaching and creating as part of her ongoing artistic practice. She teaches professional training and workshops locally and internationally. 

Photo Julia Maria Klotz