Shelley Maxwell trained at the National School of Dance (ENA) in Havana, Cuba and has toured and performed extensively with both the National Dance Theatre Company of Jamaica and the London based Tavaziva Dance Company. She crossed over into Musical theatre performing in both Disney's Lion King and Bill T. Jones’ FELA!
She holds an MA in Choreography from Trinity Laban, teaches at The Place and works as an animateur for Rambert. She has taught at institutions and companies including Rambert, Greenwich Dance, Dance city, IRIE! dance theatre, Middlesex University and the Brit to name a few. She works as a Movement Director and Choreographer and has worked for the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the English Touring Theatre and the Young Vic.>