Norah Zuniga Shaw

Norah Zuniga Shaw

Norah Zuniga Shaw

Professor, Dance and ACCAD

614 292-5996

331 Sullivant Hall
1813 North High Street
Columbus OH,

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Areas of Expertise

  • Dance and Technology
  • Composition
  • Critical Theories of the Body
  • Interdisciplinary Collaboration


  • MFA in Dance, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA in Dance and Environmental Science, Hampshire College

Norah Zuniga Shaw is an artist, facilitator and creative director best known for her digital projects and award winning collaborations with animator Maria Palazzi and choreographers William Forsythe (Synchronous Objects), Thomas Hauert and Bebe Miller (Motion Bank: TWO). Her research focuses on choreographic ideas as catalysts for interdisciplinary and intercultural innovation and discovery. She is a genre-bending creator incorporating dance, interactive performance, socially engaged arts practices, virtual reality, data visualization, text, video and immersive media in her body of work. Her most recent projects draw on her background in ecology and community theater to advance alternative visions for life and livability on the planet through performance practices and in 2016 she received an OSU Discovery Themes award to lead a team of faculty and students from the arts, humanities, and engineering in Humane Technologies research. Her artworks tour extensively and Shaw is frequently invited as a public speaker and master class instructor. With degrees in both environmental science and choreography, Shaw is currently Professor of Dance and Technology at The Ohio State University’s Department of Dance and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design where she teaches classes in intermedia composition, collaboration, creative research, critical theories of the body and movement improvisation.

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