Shelley Siller grew up in Cape Coral, FL, where she studied Cecchetti ballet technique, jazz, tap, lyrical, and acrobatics at Pine Island Dance. After moving to the D.C. area, Shelley became a member of IMPACT’s Pre-Professional program and company where she danced and performed at venues such as the Filene Center at Wolftrap, the DC Armory, the Waldorf Astoria hotel in NYC, and various downtown D.C. venues. Shelley was an ECC Cecchetti board member from 2013-2015, and holds her Advanced Professional Cecchetti certification and grades I-III Teacher’s levels. Shelley currently dances professionally with Nomadic Artist and fusiondance, along with many other freelance projects. Shelley had her first professional choreographic debut in 2013 with MOVEiUS Contemporary Ballet, contributing her piece “Renforce” to their Capital Fringe Festival show “Big River and Other Wayfaring Ballets”. She continued to choreograph two more pieces for the company, “In Flames”, and “Moveius is…111”, and also had the opportunity to contribute a piece to fusiondance’s Capital Fringe Festival debut in 2015. Her work has been critically acclaimed in the Washington Post and Washington City paper, along with many popular theater blogs online.
Nomadic Artist was born out of the concept of coming together to promote great dance, a passion for the arts and love and acceptance of all artists, art forms and its audiences.
Nomadic Artist is non-profit, professional dance company of mindful dance artists. Nomadic provides a platform for the current and future members to have their choreographic and/or dance talents appreciated, cultivated and exposed through performance and outreach instruction opportunities. We have been successfully admitted and showcased in many choreographer’s showcases throughout DC and Virginia since our inception in 2014. We are excited to announce that we will be having our premiere show on October 1st of 2016 at the Jack Guidone Theater in Friendship Heights DC!
Furthermore, we have joyfully engaged in two summer sessions offering free dance instruction to a group of school-aged children at a local daycare, in which Haylee Green and Ashley Richardson volunteered their time to do so. They worked with the kids to put on an end-of-summer show for the parents and community to attend. The ultimate goal is to be a successful professional dance company that uses its adult members to cultivate children who are less fortunate in our area, providing an opportunity where it may not be afforded or accessed.