Savannah Dunn grew up in Boise, Idaho. She began her training with Idaho Regional Ballet and in 2012 was admitted to the dance program at Butler University on academic scholarship. She performed roles in ballets such as The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and many others. During her time there, she undertook studies in choreography and was invited to show a work of her own at the Indianapolis Arts Festival. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2016 having received the Lynett-Jordan Schisla Scholarship for dance, honors in fine arts and performance, and faculty accolade.
In 2016 Savannah moved to Chicago to continue her studies as a scholarship student at Lou Conte Dance Studio under the direction of Claire Bataille. Savannah also worked as a freelance artist performing with professional companies such as Elements Contemporary Ballet and Chicago Repertory Ballet. Her scholarship studies and freelance work allowed her the opportunity to perform the work of artists such as Shannon Alvis, Wade Schaaf, Mike Gosney, Joseph Caruana, Dolores Long, Jin-Wen Yu, Robyn Mineko-Williams, Ela Olarte, and many others. This is her first season with Columbus Dance Theater.