Shannon Leypoldt, born in the US, graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance. After, she trained at the Dance Conservatory in San Francisco under the direction of Summer Lee Rhatigan.
She has worked in different companies like burnsWORK, FACT/SF, Sharp & Fine and Nine Shards Dance Theater Collective. In 2014, she joined wee dance company at the Gerhart-Hauptmann-Theater, Germany, where she worked with choreographers such as Dan Pelleg & Marko E. Weigert, Shlomi Bitton, Hillel Kogan, and Sommer Ulrickson. From 2016, Shannon is member of EYAS Dance Project.