Teaching Staff - Musical Theatre Dance
Area of WorkMusical Theatre - Dance
Shannon Hudson is an American-born, London-based director, choreographer and instructor. A faculty member at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and director of CBS Dance London for actor/singers, she specialises in musical theatre styles of dance, their history and story-telling through movement. Her Simonson Technique teaching focuses on somatic expression of the body, emphasising anatomical knowledge and safety to prevent injury and support a long and healthy relationship with dance.
As someone with a diverse performance career, many students currently performing on the West End and associate directing a world premiere show last summer, Shannon is still involved in the industry at all levels. Shannon is a graduate of the University of Michigan, holding a BFA in Musical Theatre. Go Blue! She is a freelance corporate consultant with the iOpener Institute teaching on various EMBA/MBA programmes at London Business School and the University of Cambridge. Shannon is an active volunteer with Talitha Arts, a charity that uses creative arts therapy to support victims of trauma, trafficking and those suffering with dementia.
Director/Choreographer: UK-It Happened in Key West (Charing Cross Theatre), Legally Blonde (Bournemouth and Poole College), A Comfy Kind of Christmas (The Pheasantry), Dave the Less Than Average Fairy (Tristan Bates Theatre)
Director/Choreographer: US-Anything Goes, Oklahoma!, Swing into the Season, Addy’s Excellent Adventure, Alice’s Wonderland, The Red Shoes, Beauty and the Beast, Journey from Aleppo
Musical Theatre: NYC/Tour/Regional: 42nd Street (Annie), 42nd Street European Tour (Lorraine), Anything Goes (Virtue), Some Like It Hot the Musical starring Tony Curtis (swing), Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The Dancer Who Wore Sneakers, Big Band Broadcast (lead vocalist), Zoot Suit Strut (lead vocalist), No, No Nannette (dance capt), Brigadoon, Shenandoah (dance capt), Strike Up the Band (swing), The Music Man (Zaneeta), The Most Happy Fella (featured dancer), Dames at Sea (Ruby), Singin’ in the Rain
Dance Companies: UK: Scatter US: Sasha Soreff Dance Theater, Wendy Seyb Dancers, Jazz Dance Theater Ensemble, Especially Tap Chicago