Shawn Lent

Shawn Lent (program manager) moves this world as both a program manager and a social practice dance artist, with experience from a field in Bosnia to a children’s hospital in revolutionary Egypt. Shawn currently serves as Program Director for Chicago Dancemakers Forum, coordinator for the Regional Dance Development Initiative, writer and Alliance Building Lead for Createquity, and project lead for Global Water Dances-Flint, MI 2017 and an inter-campus research project through SUNY Purchase. Shawn was the national coordinator for EducationUSA Egypt with AMIDEAST and the U.S. Department of State, where she received an award for excellence and innovation from Ambassador Beecroft. She has 16 years of professional experience and was honored to have been a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, UN Alliance of Civilizations International Fellow, Commencement Speaker for Millikin University, and presenter at the Universal Exposition Milan. She holds a Masters in Arts Management from Columbia College Chicago.