Shannon Dooling, Dance Artist, Educator, and Advocate, was born in New Mexico, spent most of her life dancing in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and currently lives and works in the DC Metro area. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and several area schools and studios. Shannon works part time on the Special Projects Team at the National Dance Education Organization, and is Co-Director of New Street Dance Group, a modern dance collective with bases in the Philadelphia and DC areas. She is glad to be a part of the NACHMO team, representing the Baltimore/DC region.