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Kelly Shaw


Kelly (she/her) is a BFA honours graduate from Toronto Metropolitan University’s Performance Dance program, and recipient of the 2018 Jack McAllister award. Growing up as a competitive dancer; she trained heavily in Ballet, Pointe, Contemporary, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, and Musical Theatre. Over the years she earned Dance Masters of America titles: Jr. Miss Dance of America and Miss Dance of Canada. She attended Quinte Ballet school, Joffrey Ballet school, Springboard Danse Montreal and studied improvisation in Barcelona, Spain and New York. Since graduating, Kelly has been a full time contemporary dance artist, teacher and choreographer travelling the world performing and collaborating with numerous productions, choreographers and companies.

She has recently worked as Lead Choreographer for Hulu Episodic “How to Die Alone”, as well as Choreographic Associate on “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” and “Witch Mountain” (Pilot). She was a dance double for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Season 2 and a featured dancer in videos by musical artists: Stars, Shad and Monkey House (directed and produced by Oscar winner Miles Dale).

As a concert performer, Kelly has worked under the direction of Roberto Campanella, Jennifer Nichols, Anisa Tejpar, Guillaume Cote, Linda Garneau and Derek Piquette.She is a collaborator and performer with Toronto Contemporary stage companies ProArte Danza, Human Body Expression, Citadel + Compagnie, Gadfly, Alysa Pires Dance Projects, Transcendance Project and was nominated for a 2018 Dora Mavor Moore award for a piece which toured to Korea in June 2019.

Kelly is a dance and mindfulness teacher and choreographer across the country; creating work TV/film, Conservatory programs, Professionals and Pre-Professionals, competitive studios and is certified as a Pilates, Barre fitness instructor and Life coach.