Shana Crawford entangles herself in dance and
performance across New York City as a dance artist, lighting designer, production manager and educator. Her work in all forms create structures for acts of togetherness and celebration. Recent lighting collaborations are with Jessie Young, Juliana May, Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Laurie Berg, Madeline Best, Stephanie Acosta, and Yanan Yu, among others.
She has worked with Body Cartography, danceBARN
and Hyp-ACCESS, and was a guest teaching artist
with Young Dance’s 20-21 season and Headlong
Performance Institute's 2022 cohort. She is one of the co-organizers with AUNTS, a roving platform for dance,
ran two years of the River to River Festival with LMCC and continues to produce events alongside her role as TD at the Chocolate Factory Theater.
Her visual work has been presented with Melanie Maar’s line death dance newsletter, at the Minneapolis Institute of Art and with ANTE mag’s Home Room group
Shana teaches dance, improvisation and lighting workshops to people of all ages and abilities and has taught at Bennington College, Sarah Lawrence College,
Center for Performance Research, Young Dance and LearningWorks.
Shana has a B.A. degree in dance and mathematics from
Bennington College, studied alt. pedagogies in mathematics at
BSME in Budapest, Hungary and is getting her M.S.Ed in Public
Education at the Bank Street School in New York.
Shana is a co-orchestrater of the Sometimes Together
Group and her work has been shared in NYC, MN, VT, HA, PA,
MA, Italy, Hungary and Spain.