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Shelby Williams is a soloist with the Royal Ballet of Flanders, and is the creator of the viral ballet comedy character Biscuit Ballerina.
Shelby received her professional training on scholarship at the Washington School of Ballet and the Houston Ballet Academy. Shelby previously danced with Houston Ballet 2, Dresden Semperoper Ballett (Germany), Ballet d’Europe (France), and Barcelona Ballet (Spain), and as a soloist with BallettMainz and the Hessi...read more
Shelby's ballet class focuses on fluidity of movement, musicality, and dynamics. Having performed works by choreographers ranging from Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui to Pina Bausch and from William Forsythe to Ohad Naharin among others while still performing classical work, Shelby believes that all forms of dance aid one another and likes relate methodologies of contemporary techniques to their parallels in ballet. Through her class, Shelby strives to get dancers out of their perfectionist bubble and into a frame of mind to approach technique intelligently and with a sense of artistic freedom in order to find their own strengths as a dancer.