Peter Shaffer


Shelley Maxwell

Movement Director

Shelley Maxwell is a movement director and choreographer and has an MA in choreography from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

As a performer, she toured with multiple international dance companies and in London performed in The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre) and Fela! (National Theatre).

She served as Assistant movement director for the RSC’s production of Hamlet and formed part of the dance research and development team for Julian Fellowes’ production of The Wind in the Willows. Shelley also directed a site-specific production of play Seventeen (Lyric Hammersmith)

For English Touring Theatre as Movement Director: Dealing With Clair (in a co-production with Orange Tree Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire (in a co-production with Nuffield Southampton and Clwyd Theatr Cymru); Rules for Living (in a co-production with Royal & Derngate and the Rose Kingston)

Movement director credits include: Antony and Cleopatra and Twelfth Night (National Theatre); Nine Night (National Theatre and West End); Tartuffe (RSC); Winter (Young Vic); Why it’s Kicking off Everywhere (Young Vic); Cuttin’ It (Young Vic and The Royal Court)

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