Shanny Rann

Dance Artist

Shanny Rann is the editor of Dance Central and a Ph.D. student in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University. Her current research focuses on Taiji in the diaspora from a gendered perspective. She has a Master of Arts in Dance Studies from York University and is an Erasmus Mundus scholar in Dance Knowledge, Practice, and Heritage (Choreomundus). She took up Taiji in 2015 and now serves as the Director of International Tristar Taiji Association as well as an assistant Instructor at Li Rong Wushu and Qigong Academy. Apart from her academic and administrative duties, she devotes herself to Taijiquan through training, performing, teaching, choreographing and competing.