Shannon M.D. Smith
Shannon is a ritualist, dancer, facilitator, traveler, administrator and life long student. She holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase and has taught contemporary dance technique, authentic movement, and contact improvisation. Her passions have evolved to include consciousness studies from around the world including Chinese Medicine, Polarity Therapy, Afro-Brazilian spirituality and Goddess studies. These many energetic and archetypal maps have informed her perspective on dance, consciousness, and the body as a whole. As an activist, Shannon has found a calling working for the water, and finds the place of art, spirituality and ecology to be one of the most fulfilling marriages in her life. She has variously taught, performed and presented work across the country in Colorado, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, California, Hawaii, North Carolina and Connecticut. Shannon has been the Facilitator at the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary since September of 2016.
From the Blog
CEE Director Karenna Gore celebrated Earth Day by offering a poignant and inspiring sermon at Harvard Memorial Church. She was introduced by Harvard Professor Jonathon L. Walton. Full text… Read more
On March 27th, I was one of thirteen defendants who went to court in the West Roxbury district of Boston to answer charges related to our arrests for civil disobedience against a fossil fuel (fracked gas) pipeline in that neighborhood. The prosecution reduced our criminal charges to civil infractions, a… Read more