Alana Shaw: Turning the Wheel

Author: Khiri Lee

Alana Shaw is the founder and director of Turning the Wheel, a national nonprofit that has touched the lives of over 80,000 people in more than 800 diverse schools and organizations around the country. Turning the Wheel uses the power of art to build healthy communities, and share the joy of self-expression with participants of all ages, economic situations, ethnic backgrounds and challenges.

An inspiring and empowering speaker, teacher, and artist, Alana has facilitated movement workshops and events, including performance and public art, in cities in the US and Canada for over 30 years. Her dynamic and energetic presentation style is both humorous and transforming, and consistently transforming for her audiences.

She holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado with a thesis on healing and reintegration through creative expression, and is the author of "Dancing Our Way Home," a 406 page book of exercises, stories and wisdom. Her newest book is titled "The Body Now", which will be published in Fall of 2016.