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M. Coon

Company Dancer

Shelby M. Coon is an emerging dance performer and collaborator recently planted in the Atlanta area. She graduated with a BFA in contemporary dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2022. Following this she furthered her movement education with a comprehensive Pilates teaching certification, and has been instructing ever since. Shelby has attended the ADF Summer Intensive with the opportunity to feature in an original work by Shen Wei. She has freelanced creating work for the Wake Forest University Dance Medicine Conference and receiving an Arts Council Grant to pursue dance filmmaking. Since moving to the city she is in process with SOMOS Dance Company and Rise City Dance Resident Isa Newport. It is Shelby’s hope to further her interdisciplinary artistry, continuing a performing career, and utilize her art in building community.

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