Shannel Resto is an internationally based artist, currently residing in New York City as a rehearsal director, choreographer, dancer, artist activist, photo editor, project manager, and photographer. Resto grew up in Boston, MA where she attended Boston Arts Academy and graduated with her BFA in dance at Rutgers University from Mason Gross School of the Arts. She has also trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for dance and choreography, while interning for photography at STUDIO 101 in London. Resto currently freelances with NYC based dance photographer Whitney Browne and works with NYC based wedding/ Jacobs Pillow photographer Christopher Duggan.
Her photography company SJR Photography was founded in 2013. Resto has collided her professions as a performing artist with her photography by broadening communities minds through showing different perspectives in her art. Her work has been described as eclectic, storytelling, and detailed. A few of her acclaimed clients and published works include New York City Center - The New York Times, PLAYBILL, Time Out NYC, The Jerusalem Post, Sterling McDavid- The Starling Project, PaperCity Magazine, The Medium, Rose Rockers in Forbes, Revival Blue Denim, Burnett New York- NYFW, Eryc Taylor Dance- Inside Patricia Field's Closet and EARTH, PBS- ALLSTAR, No Longer Empty- Pentacle, Peridance, Earl Mosely Institute of the Arts and many more. Her work has also been exhibited at Raw Artist Showcase, Solo Gallery- The Travelers Obscura, Harlem Art Stroll Exhibition, and the Soho Blooming Art show. The message she communicates through her art is the freedom to explore the possibilities of the impossible through her lens and