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Shelley Eva Haden gained her first choreographic award at the age of 12, achieving 1st place in ‘Creates’; The Choreographic Platform for Hereford and Worcestershire 2012. 

In 2014 Shelley graduated from The Northern School of Dance having become the first-ever student to achieve 100% on the solo choreography assessment.
Her ‘Silver Shelter’ is now part of the school’s repertoire f or students to study and perform. 

Shelley’s choreographic work spans from independent projects, to commercial, opera and theatre.

To see Shelley's archive of work, please continue to scroll to 'work archive'. 
For a brief summary of credits, please see below.

movement direction.

Birmingham Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, BBC Arts (Swan Lake Bath Ballet), Birmingham Opera Company (Choreographers Assistant 2020, Actor Mentor 2017), Creature Encounter, Scottish Opera, Platform Tales (Birmingham Commonwealth 2022 R&D).


rehearsal direction.

Rhiannon Faith Company, Beyond Words Dance Theatre, The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Corey Baker Dance.


FUDGE (Alan Howard Live shows), Curate Films, ACE Dance and Music Youth, Rosie Kay Dance Company, RDC Youth, CAT (Centre for Advanced Training). 







A SEH Research and Development for new dance work - exploring the beautiful shade and power of female skin and identity. 

Supported by Arts Council England, Dance Hub, ACE Dance and Music, DanceXchange. With special Thanks to Annalise Cowan, Polly Hudson, Oliver Russel, Gail Parmel, Ian Parmel, SEH guest teachers and all participants.  


A series of images by © Alicia Knight 2018                             


Production shots © 2018 Brian Slater                     


Behind the scenes © Dan Martin 2018                             


Credits: Choreographer and Director: Shelley Eva Haden. Composer: James King. 
Company Dancers: Lydia Buckler, Kasichana Okene-Jameson, Sara Macqueen, Federica Somma.
Film and Photography: Dan Martin, Alicia Knight, Brian Slater. 



PAST work.


Platform Tales [2020]
Choreographic lead on Platform Tales written; A choreographic exchange with Kenya and South Africa produced by Judy Owen ltd, written by Tyrone Huggins.  

AMPLIFY [2019]

Creation for ACE Dance and Music's performance youth company.


Commissioned by DanceFest's performance company 'DFY', touring UK 2018.


Creation for 'The Hard To Reach Outreach Scheme' by Rosie Kay Dance Company, 5 Soldiers UK Tour with students of Rockwood Academy.

BUSY [2017]

Creation for Voices and Visions; The annual platform for Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

Mini DPK  [2017]
Curtain Raiser (with  Musselburgh Grammar School) for Rosie Kay Dance Company Double Bill, Scottish tour. 

Commission with Rutherford Dance Company, ENHANCE

Solo creation, awarded 100% outstanding certificate by The Northern School of Contemporary Dance. 

21 Grange Avenue [2013]
Independent project by SEH

21 GRANGE AVENUE: 'A site specific, immersive and participatory performance exploring a lived-in, inhabited home. See the secrets behind each wall as each person opens the doors to their personal space.  

Vogue   [2013]
Commissioned creation for Alan Howard Road Show

The Unknown [2012]
‘The Unknown’, The Riley Theatre, Leeds

SUNday [2011]
Commission with Fusion dance Company

BLINK    [2010]
First place ‘Creates’ winner. 'Creates' being 'The choreographic platform for Herefordshire and Worcestershire'.
*Awarded cash prize, and the opportunity to choreograph another work, on dancers of choice. 

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