Shanna Woods

Shanna Woods is a dance artist, choreographer, and creator. She the choreographer of the award-winning short film Brown Ballerina, and she has performed nationally and internationally with Deeply Rooted Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, Jubilation Dance Ensemble, and Olujimi Dance Theatre. Woods extensive dance studies and performances have covered a vast variety of forms including ballet, tap, Afro-Haitian, Salsa, the ring shout dances of the Congo, Senegal, and many other styles. During her residency at BaCA, she will complete a new dance work entitled UNaccepted, which explores her experiences of sifting through her past to become the mother she desires to be.

Contact Info

Artist Website: shannawoods.com

Instagram: shanna.l.woods

Schedule of Events/Appearances:

  • March 25th | 1:30- 3:00 PM - Meet Shanna @ Art of Acceptance - Self Care Workshop Series: Movement Meditation

Art of Acceptance creates, shifts, disrupts colonial ways of learning. How do we relearn to accept our bodies, how do we heal, how do we pass on legacy? This workshop is rooted in accountability, daily reflection, risk management, self love and community structuring.

Most people think in order to meditate you must sit with your legs crossed with a completely clear mind. That is not true. Movement meditation creates an opportunity to move through various positions with a mindful and slow pace.

Register by clicking here.

  • April 7th | 6:00-10:00 PM – AiR Artist of the Month Exhibit during Old Town Untapped

As part of the City's Artists in Residence Program located at BaCA, each month an Artist of the Month is selected and exhibited in the Second Floor Gallery during the month's Untapped event.

Find out more about Old Town Untapped here.

  • April 8th | 1:30- 3:00 PM - Meet Shanna @ Art of Acceptance - Self Care Workshop Series: Kemetic Yoga

Art of Acceptance creates, shifts, disrupts colonial ways of learning. How do we relearn to accept our bodies, how do we heal, how do we pass on legacy? This workshop is rooted in accountability, daily reflection, risk management, self love and community structuring.

Thef Sema Paut Neteru translates to Moving into Union in the company of Gods and Goddesses Created by Dr. Dja Ashby and Dr. Muata Ashby, this Kemetic yoga practice brings you the awareness of the connection with your mind, your spirit, your body and your inner world in a way that celebrates your autonomy in cultivating inner strength and peace.

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  • April 19th | 8:00- 10:00 PM - Meet Shanna @ Lyrics Lab

Shanna Woods will deliver her Manifesto at Lyrics Lab. Learn more about Lyrics Lab here.

  • April 22nd | 1:30- 3:00 PM - Meet Shanna @ Art of Acceptance- Self Care Workshop Series: Mango Butta Lovin

Art of Acceptance creates, shifts, disrupts colonial ways of learning. How do we relearn to accept our bodies, how do we heal, how do we pass on legacy? This workshop is rooted in accountability, daily reflection, risk management, self love and community structuring.

Each participant will get an opportunity to infuse their own jar of whipped mango butter according to their needs. Shanna will share the importance of self care and how moisturizing your body is a flawless act of self care. Register by clicking here.

Shanna Woods