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Shannon Blanchet MFA

Assistant Professor

Faculty Member in Drama

John Mitchell 294

Research Area(s)

  • Psychology of performance
  • Attention and perception
  • Experience and Action
  • Electroencephalography
  • Kinesthetic and embodied Empathy
  • Expression and identity
  • Vocal production and training
  • Transdisciplinary creativity

About me

Shannon is an artist, educator and researcher specializing in voice and acting. She has appeared on stages across Canada, Off-Broadway, and in London's West End. She has contributed to an array of Canadian-made media as a performer, producer and assistant director from AAA video game titles to music videos. She holds a BFA in Acting and an MFA in Theatre Voice Pedagogy from the University of Alberta. In addition to her creative activity, her research fuses performance and cognitive neuroscience methodologies to investigate the relationship between experience and expression.

Artistic Works

Select Acting Credits:

Before I Change My Mind (Feature Film currently in post-production), The Ballad of Peachtree Rose : Workshop West Theatre (Edmonton), The Bald Soprano: Bright Young Things (Edmonton International Fringe Festival), Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe: Catalyst Theatre (New York, London, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa), The Importance of Being Earnest, The Adulteress, Whiplash Weekend, Evelyn Strange: Teatro la Quindicina, (Edmonton), Fortune Falls: Catalyst Theatre,/Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary, Edmonton), A Picasso: Chorus Productions (Edmonton International Fringe Festival), Von Mitterbrink's Second: ACME Theatre (Edmonton International Fringe Festival), The Liars: Shadow Theatre (Edmonton)

Teaching & Supervision

Selection of Courses Taught (by Year)

  • 1969 - Opera NUOVA, Course Development - Introduction to Voice Over