Shana Bloomstein is from Freedom, Maine. Her exploration of movement began with Lisa Newcomb at Forest Friends. As a teenager she danced in a small modern company called Stella Dance Theatre, and studied/performed with Arthur Hall and Richard Gonzales. While attending Hampshire College, she was student of artist and educator Nia Love (Ghana Fulbright Fellow). Shana went on to dance for Love in NYC for four years as an original member of Blacksmith's Daughter Dance Theatre Co. She has studied African dance extensively, including studies in Senegal, West Africa with Babacar N’Daye. She currently works full time as a PTA, LMT, & dance/yoga instructor. She performs as a solo artist throughout New England and has collaborated with Everyman Theatre, Terra Diddle, LEAP, and wonderful musicians and poets throughout Maine. Shana has been producing the collaborative offering Women's Works for the past 10 years and is honored to share this work with such an engaged community. She is committed to learning and exploring our spiritual bodies and our deeply unique healing processes. Shana's greatest creative inspiration of all is being a mother to her two children Dawud and Nnenaya.