Shanae Burch

Storyteller in the United States

A recent graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education, I am a digital & performance storyteller pursuing a doctorate in Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

The goal of my life's work is to edify the conversations we have about wellness and activism.

You could say that the center of my endeavors has always been edifying the lives of people -- on and off stage. As a previous member of the Bok Players, I served as an actor, facilitator, researcher, and content developer for the Applied Theatre Practice Program at Harvard University's Bok Center for Teaching & Learning. After volunteering my time in 2013-2015 as a research assistant and communication intern, I now serve as 2016-2017 Fellows for Community Conversations: Sister to Sister -- a black women's health initiative in Cambridge, MA.

Since graduating from Emerson College, I've served as the Social Media Manager for WAM Theatre, and been able to create with organizations such as American Repertory Theater, Paradise Lost: A Movement Company, Fresh Ink Theater, Bad Habit Productions, and Israeli Stage.

I'm a proud member of Actor Equity Association (AEA), and was most recently seen performing in Bridge Repertory's "Mrs. Packard" by Emily Mann, Central Square Theater's "Journey to the West" by Mary Zimmerman, and The Huntington Theatre's "Milk Like Sugar" by Kirsten Greenidge.

I live, work, run, and attend church in New York City.

  • Education
    • Emerson College
    • Harvard Graduate School of Education