artistic Director

Shenandoah Harris was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. From a young age she was involved in both Theater and Dance. She received her BFA in Dance from University California, Santa Barbara under the direction of Christopher Pilafian, Nancy Colahan, Jerry Pearson, Christina Mccarthy, Mira Kingsley and Valerie Huston. In her senior year she was invited to be a member of the UCSB Dance Company, which toured in California and internationally through Cyprus, Prague and Italy. As a member of the UCSB Dance Company she performed in many pieces including the soloist role in Jose Limon's work Dances For Isadora: Maenad. She was also asked to set a work on the company for their tour. Shenandoah received a second degree in Theater Production and Design and currently works as a freelance Lighting Designer. Shenandoah is also a performing and teaching member of The Diavolo Institute.


The Company

Shenandoah founded Psychopomp Dance Theater in 2017. The company seeks to create movement that is born from production and design elements, transporting the audience. Through collaboration, the company works to break free from the habitual ways the body moves. Focusing on authentically soulful and deeply spiritual movement qualities the movement style is highly athletic, raw, grounded and visceral. The material can be described as a mix of modern, contemporary, acrobatic and capoeira styles. Psychopomp works to connect not only physically and emotionally but also spiritually to each other and the work they create, allowing a space for the audience to witness and reflect upon the core ideas and questions around what it is to be human. Pyschopomp is committed to new movement innovation and melding of the elements of design, allowing the work to engage all different types of viewers in a new and direct way.