Shalon T. Webber-Heffernan is an independent educator, curator, and performance art scholar completing a PhD at York University. She holds a Master’s Degree in Cultural Studies from Queen’s University and is a member of The Toronto Performance Art Collective (TPAC). Some of her recent writing can be found in Performance Matters, Theatre Research in Canada, C Magazine, Comparative Media Arts Journal, Peripheral Review, and Canadian Theatre Review.
She has been collaborating with Jess Dobkin and Joyce LeeAnn in the creation of a series of online cross-border dinner parties as an extension of the Hemispheric Encounters: Developing Transborder Research-Creation Practices initiative led by Dr. Laura Levin. Shalon recently held the position of Educator-in-Residence at The Blackwood Gallery with the 2021-22 Curatorial Consortium where she created the Attunement Sessions and in 2021 curated an exhibition at Vtape entitled love as rupturous as i know it be. She was Curator-in-Residence at the Curatorial Lab @ Sensorium (2019-2020) and has been independently curating interdisciplinary art events since 2012. Shalon has presented research and embodied practices internationally, including at the Hemispheric Institute’s Encuentro (México City), Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC), Trans-In-Corporados conference (Rio de Janeiro), and Performance Studies international (PSi) in Calgary. She is also a mother and longtime student of somatic practices and healing arts.