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Emma Cann [18.03.2017]   ★★★★
"(the astonishing Shelley Eva Haden)"




Shelley Eva Haden was nominated in the outstanding female performance category at the 2017 National Dance Awards, voted for by the Critics’ Circle. 


Shelley graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in 2014 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.



Shelley has toured internationally, and her performance credits include Sam Amos (TrashDollys), Autin Dance Theatre, Corey Baker Dance, Creature Encounter, Jamaal Burkmar (Extended Play), Gary Clarke, Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk), Nua Dance (Neus Gils Cortés), Rhiannon Faith Company (also as Rehearsal Director), Slung Low, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance, Southpaw Dance Company (Robby Graham), Mehdi Farajpour (ORIANTHEATRE Dance Company), Tamsin Fitzgerald (2Faced Dance Company), Keneish Dance, and Rosie Kay (Rosie Kay Dance Company), Rachel Lopez (Dog Kennel Hill Project). 


Staatsoper Berlin 'Hippolyte et Aricie' directed by Aletta Collins, Soloist for Opera NorthThe Seven Deadly Sins (Gary Clarke 2020), movement director for Birmingham Opera Company’s ‘Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk’ and actor mentor for ‘WAKE’ (Graham Vick, 2019 and 2018), dancer for the Royal Danish Opera and Scottish OperaNixon in China’ (John Fulljames, 2019).


TV, film, and commercial credits include Birmingham Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony, BBC Arts (Swan Lake Bath Ballet 2020), Channel4 (Bryonny Kimmings - Artist in residence), NowTV (Brave New World TV Series), FairFX (Advert), Print in Performance (Fashion), FUDGE/Alan Howard (Live show). Solo performances for Music Videos include Everything by Gotts Street Park ft. Rosie Lowe and The Great North Eastern by Supercaan among others.  







The Guardian, Luke Jennings  [23.04.2017]    ★★★★ 
"Shelley Eva Haden is the central figure, at once immortal fantasy heroine and cult priestess.

DanceTabs, Graham Watts   [20.04.2017]  ★★★ 
"none more so than the central figure of Shelley Eva Haden; her blonde ponytail and precocious sensuality seeming to mimic many routines and poses from Spears’ earlier pop videos (oh, yes, I’m an expert!)."

Emma Cann [18.03.2017]   ★★★★
"(the astonishing Shelley Eva Haden)"

DanceTabs, Bruce Marriot  [17.03.2017]   
"Led out by the charismatic and powerful
Shelley Eva Haden the pop numbers slickly shimmer"

The Herald, Mary Brennan [30.04.2016]  ★★★★★
“– until they spot the real fire-cracker: Shelley Eva Haden”

The Spectator, Ismene Brown  [09.05.2015]
 "gorgeous blonde amazon (mesmerising Shelley Eva Haden)"

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