Choreographer and artist Savannah Dunn graduated from Butler University magna cum laude with Honors in Dance Performance and a minor in Creative Writing. Upon moving to Chicago she spent time on scholarship at Lou Conte Studio and as an apprentice with Chicago Repertory Ballet. She was a company member with Columbus Dance Theater for their 2018/2019 season before returning to Chicago to attend Hubbard Street's Professional Development Program under the direction of Alexandra Wells and pursue her artistic career as a choreographer. Her dance career and training has afforded her the opportunity to work with artists such as Alice Klock and Florian Lochner, Peter Chu, Adam Barruch, Robyn Mineko Williams, Jonathan Alsberry, Rena Butler, Jenna Pollack, Ryan Mason, David Norsworthy, Jan Erkert, Susan Van Pelt Petry, Stella Kane, Laura Wade, Shannon Alvis, Lesley Telford, Wade Schaaf, Jaime Kotrba, and Seth Williams.
In January of 2020, she co-founded Little Fire Artist Collective with eighteen other artists to create an alternative model to traditional dance companies. As primary administrator, she produced the show "Don't Tell Me What to Do" in April of 2022 presenting some of her own choreography along side her fellow collaborators.
She has received previous grant funding through the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Illinois Arts Council’s Individual Artist Professional Development Grant. Her work has been shown at the Creative Space as a part of her Surel's Place residency project, the Indianapolis Arts Festival hosted at the Schrott Center in Indianapolis, Columbus Dances Fellowship at Fisher’s Theater, Dancers Making Dances for Columbus Dance Theater, and at The Studebaker Theater for HSPro’s Mid-year Showcase. Her dance films have been shown at festivals such as Dancecentric Film Festival, Dance West Film Festival, Greensboro Dance Film Festival, and Take Up Space.
Upcoming projects in 2023 include a residency with Little Fire by invitation from Margie Gillis, the Ann & Weston Hicks Choreography Fellowship at Jacob’s Pillow, and a commission for Deos Contemporary Ballet.