About Shannon Sullivan
Shannon Sullivan is a poet and multidisciplinary performance artist.
She received her classical dance training at several renowned schools in the USA: Joffrey Ballet School, Boston Ballet School and North Carolina School of the Arts, among others. In addition, she completed her training as a professional actor at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and worked for several years as a freelance performer in New York. In 2004 she moved to Berlin to focus on creating her own pieces.
Her work focuses on the physicality of language and the interaction of poetry and movement. “13 poems in a body” (2009), “Broken: Part I” (2010) as well as “13 poems in a body – part one: take two” (2011) explore this theme. She started working with live musicians as part of her performances, as in “S.N.A.K.E. – metamorphosis in progress” (2014) and in her most recent piece, “the story written on the butterfly’s tongue”.