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Renata Sheppard
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  • Saint Paul, MN
  • United States
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Education
Laban Institute of Movement Studies, NYC, CMA (pending thesis), 2009
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign MFA in Dance Performance/Choreography, 2007
College of William and Mary, BA Interdisciplinary Studies, High Honors, 2004

Experience
Laban/Bartenieff/Release Technique: workshops and lessons in USA and Italy 2010-2011
Arts Enter Cape Charles, Virginia, co-founder/instructor, 1997-2011
RTG Dance, Company Member, Chicago, 2008-2009
Margi Cole Dance COLEctive, Company Member, Chicago, 2007-2008

Teaching and Lectures
Virtual Reality and Multi Media Park School, Turin, Italy, 2011
Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Scuola Nazionale di Cinema, Chieri, Italy, 2011
Dance Education Summit, Perpich Center for the Arts, MN, 2010
Dance Composition in Alternative Environments, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Faculty, 2009
Video and Editing, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Faculty, 2004-2007
Art Institute of Chicago with David Ayman Shamma, Lecture, 2007

Grants
US/Italy Fulbright Scholar, Italy, 2010-2011
Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago, 2009
Kate Neal Kinley Fellowship, 2007
National Science Foundation Travel Grant, Stanford University, 2007
Choreographic Fellowship, Summer Stages Dance, 2006
Academy of Entrepreneurial Leadership Graduate Scholars Grant, 2006

Awards
People’s Choice Award, InLight Richmond Art Exhibit, 2009
Moe Family Dance Award, 2007
Lemelson-Technology Illinois Scholarship Finalist, 2007
National Society of Arts and Letters, First Place Performance, 2006

Academic Publications
David Ayman Shamma, Renata Sheppard, and Jürgen Schieble. “Human to Dancer Interaction: Designing for Embodied Performances in a Participatory Installation” DIS Conference. ACM SIGCHI, 2010.
Renata Sheppard and Klara Nahrstedt. “Merging Research Modalities: TED (Tele-immersive Dance) Offers Model for Performance-Based Research and Creative Development”. ACM SIGCHI, 2009.
Renata Sheppard et al. “Advancing Interactive Collaborative Mediums through Tele-immersive Dance (TED): a Symbiotic Creativity and Design Environment for Art and Computer Science”. ACM MM, 2008.
Renata Sheppard et al. “TEEVE: New Digital Options for Collaborative Dance in Geographically Distributed Tele-immersive Spaces”. ACM MM, 2007.

Choreography
One, to, Four, with Gina T’ai, University of Wisconsin, 2009
Pause. Duh. Do. Experiments for Two. Chicago Cultural Center, 2009
Consilience. Links Hall, Chicago, 2008
I Like New Krannert Center for Performing Arts, IL, 2007
All the Little Live Summer Stages Dance, MA, 2006
universe on its back Site Specific Dance Series, IL, 2005
The True Story of Ordinary Men with Extraordinary Dreams of Olympic Glory Dumbo Dance Festival, NY, 2005
Multi Media Performance
Graffiti Dance movement-based performance installation, presented at Cre¬ativity and Cognition conference, 2009
Panorama, multi-media event, University of California Berkeley, 2008

Dance For the Camera
The Wait of Gravity, offical selection at 2011 San Francisco Dance Film Festival, 2011 SLAM Media in Motion Dance Film Festival, New York
An Ordinary Man, 2010 Cinema Revolution Society Dance Film Festival, MN

Selected Performance
Chau, Planet Arts Exchange (England) 2010
Fours, Rachel Thorne Germond (New York) 2009
Written on the Body, Margi Cole (Chicago) 2008
You Too, Sara Hook/David Parker (Massachusetts) 2007
Scavenger, John Jaspers (excerpts) 2006
MinEvent: Merce Cunningham staged by Banu Ogan, (Urbana-Champaign) 2006
Spectre de la Rose Adaptation (Urbana-Champaign) 2006
Passers By Rosanne Chamecki and Andrea Lerner (Urbana-Champaign) 2005

Dance Residencies and Festivals
Planet Arts Exchange/Banglanatok, Kolcatta, India, selected artist, 2011
World Dance Alliance Americas, Wisconsin, 2009
DanceBridge, Chicago, IL 2009
LinkUp, Chicago, 2007-2008
Dumbo Dance Festival, New York, 2007

Other
Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, acting experience, visual arts, basic Italian
comment avez vous entendu parler de ce réseau/how did you hear about this network?
dancetech.net
Quel est la/les ville/s ou vous exercez votre pratique profesionelle? Which city is your professional base?
Turin, Italy and Minneapolis, MN, USA
Etes vous danseur/are you a dancer?
Dancer/Choreographer
Tu n'es pas danseur? quel est ta profession,études etc../you are not a dancer? please specifiy job, studies ertc...
I am a dancer and multi media artist.

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