Shannon Nulf

Photo Credit: Maya Elena Photography

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Shannon Nulf is a movement artist slash administration nerd whose work reflects her commitment to human connection and organizational excellence. Shannon has worked with movement artists such as Urban Bush Women, Rosie Herrera, and Joel Valentin-Martinez while gaining a BFA in Dance at the University of Michigan. She performed original Doris Humphrey repertoire in a first-of-its-kind Dance Legacy performance at U-M’s Hill Auditorium. She participated in research and performances with multiple U-M MFA candidates, including Fabiola Torralba, Sydney Schiff, Kelly Hirina, Jennifer Peters, and Melissa Brading. Choreographically, Shannon co-authored a piece with composer Akari Komura for the performance, A World Beyond, was selected as a featured student choreographer for U-M’s First Year Touring Company, and recently choreographed filled with ______ and fingerprint resistant for her senior concert. She interned with LA-based choreographer Milka Djordjevich through the inception of Djordjevich’s upcoming work, CORPS. Shannon worked production for dance historian Clare Croft’s “EXPLODE! Queer Dance: Midwest” festival. In the summer of 2020, Shannon worked as Project Manager and Social Media Coordinator for The Power of the Performing Arts, an interview series conducted by alum Johanna Kepler that interviewed the likes of Sidra Bell, Rena Butler, and Juel D. Lane.


Dance Department University Productions: A2P2, LatinXpressions, Complex Rhythms, and Dancing Globally

MFA Thesis Performances: Interior Castle, A Studio Party, Circumpunct, Materia Obscura, and Exit the space when you finish your task

BFA Thesis Performances: recollect-us, Becoming Untethered, and hand&hand

Other Performance Experiences: Dance Legacy Project’s “An evening of Doris Humphrey and J.S. Bach”, First Year Touring Company, Site Specific work “Window Shopping”, “The Kelseys” music video for the song Pollyanna, and Yearbook: A Dance Film

Collaboration: Experimental theater collective Rippers and Dippers, Music and Dance improvisation collective Corporium, attended Trinity Laban CoLab in London

Choreographic Experience: filled with _____ and fingerprint resistant, First Year Touring Company Junior Choreographer, STAKES, S&V: Healing Through Dance

Arts Administration, Leadership, and Production: UMS 21st Century Intern for choreographer Milka Djordjevich, Board Member of Arts in Color and the Dance Student Assembly, Production Team Member for “Range of Reaction” virtual dance showcase, served on the CCI Student Advisory Board, team member for The Power of the Performing Arts interview series, CRLT Players administrative assistant

Production Experience: Assistant Producer at Explode Queer Dance Festival Chicago, Member of Dance Department Video Team, Paid Crew Member for Dance Department, “Emerging Dance Artists” concert assistant producer and marketing manager