Shelley Eva Haden is currently a nominee for The National Dance Awards as “Most outstanding female performer of 2017” voted by the Critics Circle.
Shelley trained at The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, graduating with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Contemporary Dance Performance, achieving outstanding results and becoming the first to achieve 100% on the Final Years Solo Choreography Assessment. Shelley’s choreography ‘Silver Shelter’ has been part of the school repertoire for students to study and perform as part of their ‘Performance Practice Module’.
Shelley has performed with the likes of Sam Amos (Trash Dolly’s Dance Theatre), Gary Clarke (Gary Clarke Company), Tamsin Fitzgerald (2Faced Dance), Rosie Kay (Rosie Kay Dance Company), Rachel Lopez (Dog Kennel Hill Project), Graham Vick (Birmingham Opera Company) and most recently, Corey Baker, Jamaal Burkmar (Extended Play) and Rhiannon Faith.
Shelley continues to explore and create her own work and was recently awarded with a developing practice grant courteously of Dance Hub Birmingham. This followed from the success of her Arts Council England Research and Development 'PINK'
Furthermore, Shelley is a qualified Deep Tissue Sports Massage Therapist and graduate from The Sports Massage Academy (2017).