Who Am I?
Juliet Shelley has been teaching contemporary technique and contact improvisation alongside the Alexander Technique since 1994. She first studied dance at Trinity Laban in London, UK and at the SNDO/Centre for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. She has worked as a freelance performer and choreographer since 1987 in the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. She has given courses and workshops in technique, composition and contact improvisation in the Netherlands, Italy, UK, Malaysia, USA, New Zealand and Australia.
Juliet has been teaching the Alexander Technique privately, in the community and to professional organisations since 1995. She is certified as a teacher of the Alexander with the UK Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique and graduated from the Alexander Teacher Training School in England with Dick and Elizabeth Walker in July 1994. The Walkers trained to be teachers of the Alexander technique under F.M Alexander.
Juliet has been teaching Pilates since 2003 in commercial studios, in the community and privately. She is a certified Comprehensive Pilates (mat and equipment) teacher with Polestar Pilates, USA (2020), Performance Pilates & The Pilates Studio, NZ (2011) and Pilates International Australia (2003)
Juliet began teaching basic alignment classes at Hot Yoga Wellington and began taking yoga classes with studio founders Claire Szabo-Cassella and Lou Cassella in 2009. In September 2013, she participated in a intensive workshop in Auckland with Donna Farhi 'The Origins of Alignment' a workshop integrating yoga with the developmental movement principles of Body Mind Centering (Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen). In January 2016 she undertook a Teacher Immersion workshop with Shiva Rae, Demetri Velisarius and Simon Park at the Tauhara Centre, Taupo, NZ ~ Prana Vinyasa and Chaka Prana Vinyasa Sequences for the Flow of Life. In February 2019, she attended a workshop for teachers with Maty Ezraty: “The Art of Reading Bodies”.
As a teacher, my work is to share seeds and droplets of embodied experience and wisdom with others through what I offer.
As a dancer, choreographer, my desire is to communicate to you through an art form that begins with an embodied experience with all its power, depth, vulnerability and honesty.
I look forward to being of service to you.