Alana Shaw
Executive Director, Artistic Director and Founder of Turning the Wheel Productions
Topic: Dreaming Up the Universe Finding the “Yes Collective” Inside

Alana Shaw is the founder and executive director of Turning the Wheel, a national nonprofit that has touched the lives of over 80,000 people in more than 800 very diverse schools and organizations around the country. Turning the Wheel uses the power of art to build healthy communities, foster leaders, and share the joy of self-expression with participants of all ages, economic situations, genders, ethnic backgrounds and challenges. An inspiring and empowering speaker, teacher, and guide, Alana has facilitated joyful and healing movement events in cities in the US and Canada for over 30 years. Her dynamic and energetic presentation style is both humorous and transforming, and consistently positive and uplifting 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. Available on Amazon. Her new book The Body Now, Birthing the Yes Collective is scheduled to be published in the spring of 2016. She is also a certified Hendricks Body/Mind Vibrance Coach.